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Ankara


Ataturk's Mausoleum:
Ataturk's Mausoleum in Ankara, Turkey
Located in central Anatolia, Ankara is the capital and second largest city in Turkey. As of 2007, the city had an estimated population of 5,019,167.

The city was once known as "Angora", and this name appears in:
  • Angora goats are goats from the area that produce a fine soft wool, which is known in English as "mohair".

  • Angora cats (Turkish: Ankara Kedisi) are a unique breed of cats from the area. They have a silky coat, and although usually known for their white color, there are in fact many varieties including black, reddish, tabby.

  • Angora wool which comes from the coat of the local Angora rabbit. Angora wool is usually blended with sheep wool before being made into garments.
When you visit Ankara, there are many ancient sites in the area that you will want to see. These include Hittite, Phrygian, ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman sites. The most famous of these sites is the Temple of Augustus and Rome (also known as "Monumentum Ancyranum"), which dates back to 20 BC.

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Ankara Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

By James Crawford

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Paperback (32 pages)

Ankara Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights
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Ankara is the capital of Turkey and is located near the centre of the country in Anatolia province. Ankara is the second largest city in Turkey, after Istanbul, and is a commercial hub and an interesting yet less-travelled place to visit. The city has a population of 4.3 million and foreign embassies, government institutions and military bases are located here.

City Maps Ankara Turkey

By James McFee

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City Maps Ankara Turkey
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City Maps Ankara Turkey is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.

Istanbul & Ankara Travel Guide: Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay

By George Welch

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Paperback (64 pages)

Istanbul & Ankara Travel Guide: Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay
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Istanbul straddles both Asia and Europe and is located on two sides of the Bosphorus River. It is Turkey’s largest city and it was one of the three European Capitals of Culture in 2010. Ankara, in Anatolia province is the capital of Turkey and is the country’s second largest city. Ankara an interesting yet less-travelled place to visit.

Top Sights Travel Guide: Ankara (Top Sights Travel Guides Book 43)

By Top Sights

Released: 2012-04-23
Kindle Edition (31 pages)

Top Sights Travel Guide: Ankara (Top Sights Travel Guides Book 43)
 
Product Description:
The Top Sights Travel Guide to Ankara is your essential guide to one of Turkey’s most vibrant cities. It includes essential information on all the city’s key sights, including a quick reference summary, history, opening times, prices and other key information. It also includes photos and a section on the history of Ankara - everything you need to make the most of your stay.

Top Sights Travel Guides are researched and written by a dedicated team of travel writers; they give you the lowdown on a city’s best known attractions, as well as information on some less well known sights that you might not have heard about. Specially written for Kindle users, Top Sights Travel Guides are simply the best value travel guides on the market.

Moon Spotlight Cappadocia: Including Ankara

By Leeann Murphy

Moon Travel
Released: 2015-01-06
Paperback (60 pages)

Moon Spotlight Cappadocia: Including Ankara
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Moon Spotlight Cappadocia is a full-color, 60-page guide covering the fascinating area of Cappadocia and Turkey's capital, Ankara. Author Leeann Murphy offers her insider's take on must-see attractions, and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, accommodations, food, and transportation, as well as easy-to-read maps, making navigating Turkey's heartland uncomplicated and enjoyable.

This Spotlight guidebook is excerpted from Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast.

Turkish-U.S. Relations: Perspectives From Ankara

By Ralph H Salmi

Brown Walker Press
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Turkish-U.S. Relations: Perspectives From Ankara
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This book provides a unique and timely window into the views and opinions of a wide segment of the Turkish society on the subject of contemporary Turkish-U.S. relations. Based on interview data collected and analyzed largely by Turkish academicians, this study focuses on the opinions and attitudes of Turkish citizens across nine different sectors of Turkish society. Ranging from military officers to university students to the labor and media sectors, the depth and breadth of this multi-sectoral survey, looked at carefully by a group of scholars from broad academic backgrounds and public service expertise, serves as an important contribution to the literature. Serving as a "snap-shot" of contemporary views being expressed in Turkey, this work serves to identify and address those issues and events that have impacted or might tend to influence the conduct and future of Turkish-U.S. relations.


 
 
 

 
 
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