Kobe Celebrates Turkish Airlines Anniversary

Kobe Bryant: The face of Turkish Airlines

LOS ANGELES—Kobe Bryant was on hand at Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Wednesday to celebrate the launch of Turkish Airlines’ daily flights between Los Angeles and Istanbul.

“It is wonderful to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Turkish Airlines flying from Los Angeles to Istanbul and the launch of daily non-stop flights,” said Global Ambassador Kobe Bryant. “Turkey is such an exotic destination with rich culture and breathtaking scenery and I am thrilled that it will now be more accessible from Los Angeles.”

“I am very proud that Turkish Airlines chose LAX as its U.S. West Coast gateway last year and now is expanding to daily service,” said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in a statement. “The non-stop route between LAX and Istanbul has strengthened business, tourism and cultural ties with one of the most desirable cities in Eurasia, while contributing substantially to the economy of Southern California.”

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  1. hayko yesilkoyluian said:

    totally about money and business armavia put yerevan to los angeles flights deal as a global ambassador with kim kardashian nor madonna

  2. Avedis said:

    What do you expect from a guy that did not go to college. He does not know anything about the history or anything else. He is just a high school graduate. Only thing he cares for is money and of course girls and out of marriage affairs.

  3. arziv said:

    Who is Kobe ? No one. Why are we wasting our energy and time with useless garbage ?; whores and their whoring fraternity ? Sometimes we place our expectations beyond comprehension. We Armenians are too noble a people to have links , or expect sympathy from such quarters. By talking about it we elevate the unimportant situation to an unwarranted level of attention.

  4. John Mahi said:

    Kobe, you are a disgrace to your armenian fans and all the people in Los Angeles. May be you should move to Turkey and stay there for good. Every nation has given honest contribution to mankind, but the sole contribution of turks to mankind is GENOCIDE. Shame on you Kobe…..

    • John Mahi said:

      Kobe,
      You need to hit history books and find out what kind of evil people the turks you are encouraging to continue with their evil deeds to mankind.

  5. Gary_S said:

    Did he just say “rich culture?” What rich culture? genocide?
    Turkey doesn’t have history. You won’t see anything Turkish there. Hagia Sophia is Greek. Ephesus Greek and Roman. Istanbul Greek. Cappacocia Christian. Nemrut Dagi Armenian.

  6. Jack Kalpakian said:

    Mr. Bryant, I think that your team is probably already thinking about trades.

  7. zareh said:

    money makes the world go around, go around.
    There is no ethics in making money. Ask the Armenian oligarchs in Armenia or the Armenians who cheated Medicare millions of dollars.
    As for Kobey, it shows how we failed in convincing him not to get engaged in that dirty deal.

  8. Raffi Bairamian said:

    Poor Kobe, for money he did this commercial & now is defending the turkish culture and this shows his ignorance about the turkish culture , a culture of mass murder , genocide , & racisim.
    Kobe knows very well what RACISIM means , what would have been his position if an american citizen had defended publically the south african regime about 30 years ago ? Shame on you Kobe , at least respect your roots and values .

  9. ASHOT MELIKYAN said:

    I think he should buy some morrals and dignity for himself with all the money his got in the world, maby than he will be able to think right and deside whats right and whats wrong in this life, im glad the wife is robbing him out of $400,000000.00 , she should take it all:).

  10. Sylva-MD-Poetry said:

    What sort of culture Turkey has
    Other than stories of genocide . . .!
    Its ground full of stagnated blood
    Of innocents who raced for their life…!

    What sort of culture Turkey has . . .
    Recently killed 15 young brave Kurdish girls
    Calling them rebels
    Even not written in Arabic Quran…
    That you are allowed to kill young girls
    Those beautiful . . . soulful girls
    Just few years ago were dancing on their beds…
    They never carried any guns…

    Who wrote their book
    And called it them Quran (Allah’s Book)
    That book must be written by Latin alphabet
    And changed the way they like
    It is written there you can young children women . . .
    Hence … definitely that book called ‘A Turkish Quran’

    Shame who supports them
    With out looking to their bloody hands
    And their feet step on every day
    On skeletons that is still harder than irons

    Even if they search and clean them
    From that earth one by one…
    That task seems Impossible
    As all are composed of billions’ DNA . . .sssss . . .!

    Sylva-MD-Poetry

  11. Sylva-MD-Poetry said:

    What sort of culture Turkey has

    Other than stories of genocides . . .!

    Its ground full of stagnated blood

    Of innocents who raced for their lives…!

    What sort of culture Turkey has . . .

    Recently killed 15 young brave Kurdish girls
    
Calling them rebels
    
Even not written in Arabic Quran…

    That they’re allowed to kill young girls

    Those beautiful . . . soulful girls

    Just few years ago were dancing on their beds…

    They never carried any guns…

    Who wrote their book

    And called it Quran (Allah’s Book)

    That book must be written by Latin alphabet

    And changed the way they like
    
It is written there you can kill young children and women . . .

    Hence … definitely that book called ‘A Turkish Quran’

    Shame who supports them

    Without looking at their bloody hands

    And their feet step on every day
    
On skeletons that are still harder than iron
    Even if they search and clean them

    From Turkey’s earth one by one…

    That task seems Impossible
    
As all are composed of billions’ DNA . . . sssss . . .!
    That must be analyzed one day
    To tell who were they…!

    Sylva-MD-Poetry

  12. jerry said:

    Clearly he and his wife are being used for a reason — because of the Armenian connection here. The Turks are sad, in a way. They think they have a great nation which they trumpet about all the time (even though so much of the history — and tourism — is based on civilizations and peoples they have wiped out from their lands.. But lurking behind them is this thing that they might be more obsessed with than we who state the truth about what happened to our grandparents. Guilt does strange things to people when the truth goes unacknowledged.

  13. Arpeene said:

    Kobe
    The $$’s you’re getting is called blood money .
    One day you have to pay it back !
    turkey is build through massacring cultures of Armenian,Greek,Assyrian & Kurdish population.
    Kobe …FYI….Istanbul used to be Costantipolis which was stolen from the Greeks & it’s population stripped of their homeland also its churches turned into mosks..like Aya Sofia .
    Shame on you Kobe

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