Ankara is 's capital, and its second city in size after . Literally and figuratively, it is at the heart of Turkey and of , the surrounding region.

Landmarks in the Area

The Justice and Development Party, abbreviated officially AK Parti in Turkish, is a conservative political party in . is situated 4½ km west of Ankara.

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The Grand National Assembly of Turkey, usually referred to simply as the TBMM or Parliament, is the unicameral legislature. Photo: Makril, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Anıtkabir is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the . is situated 1½ km west of Ankara. Photo: Uspn, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

Çankaya is a district of Ankara, . It is home to many government buildings, including the , as well as nearly all foreign embassies to Turkey. Photo: Nedim Ardoğa, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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