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"Ankara "The Capital City"" Turkey Things to Do Tip by kedi+

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by kedi+

Usually, at least it happens to me, people think that Istanbul is the capital city of Turkey but it's wrong.
At 1st world war, Ottoman Empire's capital was Istanbul. But it was captured by enemies. So Mustafa Kemal Ataturk decided to carry the capital to a more safe area, like middle Anatolia. And they chose Ankara to be the capital of Turkish Republic.
At those times Ankara was just a small village.. Now it's a very modern city, the political heart of Turkey.

When you go to Ankara, I suggest you to visit our national hero's memorial and where he sleeps in peace: Anitkabir..

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  • Written Mar 26, 2003
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