GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Ankara, Turkey’s cosmopolitan capital, sits in the country’s central Anatolia region. It is a center for the performing arts, home to the State Opera and Ballet, the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and several national theater companies. Overlooking the city is Anitkabir, the enormous hilltop mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, modern Turkey’s first president, who declared Ankara the capital in 1923.

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ANKARA CASTLE

Ankara Castle is an ancient fortification overlooking Ankara. The exact construction date is unknown.

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HACI BAYRAM MOSQUE

The Hacı Bayram Veli Mosque, along with the Kocatepe Mosque, is one of the best known mosques in Ankara. It was built during the Ottoman Empire period.

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HAMAMONU

The Hamamonu District is a newly-restored neighborhood with old Ankara houses. A famous spot for the conservative Ankarans, walk through the narrow traditional streets, and sip your Turkish coffee in an historic wooden house, especially in the evening.

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KIZILAY

Kizilay is a neighbourhood in Çankaya, Ankara. It is named after the Kızılay Derneği (Turkish Red Crescent) whose headquarters used to be located there.

ANKARA CASTLE

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Ankara Castle is an ancient fortification overlooking Ankara. The exact construction date is unknown.

HACI BAYRAM MOSQUE

Turkey-Ankara-Haci-Bayram-Mosque-10472 COVER

The Hacı Bayram Veli Mosque, along with the Kocatepe Mosque, is one of the best known mosques in Ankara. It was built during the Ottoman Empire period.

HAMAMONU

Turkey-Ankara-Hamamonu-Ahielvan-Camii-6907 COVER

The Hamamonu District is a newly-restored neighborhood with old Ankara houses. A famous spot for the conservative Ankarans, walk through the narrow traditional streets, and sip your Turkish coffee in an historic wooden house, especially in the evening.

KIZILAY

Turkey-Ankara-Kizilay-Other-pictures-Kizilay-3164 COVER

Kizilay is a neighbourhood in Çankaya, Ankara. It is named after the Kızılay Derneği (Turkish Red Crescent) whose headquarters used to be located there.

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