Ankara

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Capital of Turkey

Ankara is the capital of Turkey. Located in the central part of Anatolia, the city has a population of 4.5 million in its urban centre and over 5.6 million in Ankara Province,[1] making it Turkey's second-largest city after Istanbul.

On 23 April 1920, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was established in Ankara, which became the headquarters of the Turkish National Movement during the Turkish War of Independence. Ankara became the new Turkish capital upon the establishment of the Republic on 29 October 1923, succeeding in this role the former Turkish capital Istanbul (Constantinople) following the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

The government is a prominent employer, but Ankara is also an important commercial and industrial city, located at the centre of Turkey's road and railway networks.


 

Groups Headquartered Here

GroupStartDescription
Ankara University1923Important Turkish university
Bilkent University1984Ranked among the top Turkish universities
Hacettepe University1967Faculty of Medicine is ranked the best in Turkey.
Turkey/Central Bank
Turkey/Deep state'Derin devlet' is a deep state network based in Turkey. Repeated indiscretions resulted in its partial exposure, leading to the English phrase 'deep state' to refer to the phenomenon of a 'state-within-a-state or 'shadow government'.


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