Guide About Ankara
Ankara might not have the powerful and attractive Ottoman palaces or regal facades but Ankara has youthful beat and history attached to it. This society is dynamic surrounded by student panache and a foreign embassy. The country’s capital is one of the most sophisticated arenas from dusty Anatolian backwater. This place is a reflection of economic success which can be reflected by sidewalk cafes and booming restaurants frequently visited by students, old timers and businessman alike.
Ankara is a place to visit for many reasons. Apart from the vibrant street, it also boasts many monuments sharing Turkish story. Two important monuments are Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Anit Kabir, resting place and a tribute to Ataturk founder of Modern Turkey. It lies in the center of Anatolia on the eastern side of the plateau surrounded by forested areas and agricultural lands. It is center political hub and businesses making it the second largest city in Turkey. The name of the city was derived from Angora, a soft fiber which is produced from Angora rabbit. This is the reason that many of the local animals breeding here became symbolic significance like Ankara cat, goat, and rabbit.
Ankara also was known as Angora is the capital of Turkey located around 125 kilometers away from the Black Sea. It is surrounded by agricultural and forested land. It is the center of political and business activities making it the second largest city of Turkey. The name of the city was derived from the fiber which is produced from Angora rabbit. For this very reason Ankara Cat, Rabbit, and the Goat have become local symbols and are under protective status.
We are not sure about the date of the city of the foundation is uncertain, the archaeological evidence indicates that it dates back to the Stone Age. The area was inhabited in 2nd millennium. and in 333 BCE it was conquered by Alexender the Great. It has also been capital of Tectosages in 3 BCE and later the area was incorporated into the Roman Empire by the emperor Augustus. This city has been under attack by both Persian and the Arabs till it fell to Seljug Turks. Although it remains under Byzantines till it became part of Ottoman Dynasty in 1360.
This region has a history which dates back to Bronze Age and was under Ottoman control until the First World War and has always served as one of the important trading zones but it declined by the 19th century. It gained popularity during the fight of the resistance against Greece. Kemal Ataturk chose this city as his base and served as a base to direct War of Liberation and had a strategic position. It became capital of New Turkish Republic on 13th October 1923. Now, this city offers a wide range of interesting sites and activities from sightseeing to the skiing center.
It became the capital of New Turkish Republic on 13th October 1923 and emerged as the geographical, political and administrative center of Turkey with embassies and government offices placed here.
This dramatic change affected the city and gave it a new color and identity. This city no longer stayed as modest small business and trade center rather it again became a city with significant importance and the word “capital” attached to it. Ankara offers a wide range of interesting sites and activities from sight-seeing to the skiing center.
Ankara is a place to visit for many reasons. Apart from the vibrant street, it also boasts many monuments sharing Turkish story. Two important monuments are Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and Anit Kabir, resting place and a tribute to Ataturk founder of Modern Turkey.