Ankara, Turkey

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Ankara, Turkey's cosmopolitan capital and tourist destination, is in the Central Anatolia region. Although it is the capital of Turkey, Ankara always remains in the shadow of the grandeur of Istanbul. However, this city of 4 million is the center of business and government institutions in the country. Ankara is a true Turkish city where you can enjoy the daily life of its inhabitants, the (non tourist) crowded markets and delicious delicacies, devotion to the greatest saints of Islam and beautiful museums. Be sure to visit the impressive Atatürk Mausoleum, founder of the republic and revered leader. The city is famous in Europe for its beautiful Angora cats and the high quality of Angora obtained from goats.
Tourist points
The Turkish capital is a very old city with many Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman archaeological sites. The historic city center is a rocky hill rising 150 meters above the left bank of the Ankara Çayı, a tributary of the Sakarya River.
Its biggest attractions are the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, the Ataturk Mausoleum, Temple of Augustus and Rome, the Roman Bath, Haci Bayram Mosque, Arslanhane Mosque, Julian's Column. The Byzantine Citadel that stands on a promontory and dominates the city allows you to enjoy views that are overwhelming.
Weather
Summer is warm and cloudless; Winter is very cold and partly cloudy. Throughout the year, the weather is dry. Throughout the year, the temperature generally ranges from -5 ° C to 30 ° C and is rarely below -13 ° C or above 35 ° C.
The best time of year to visit Ankara and warm weather activities is from early July to late August.
Security
Maintain a high degree of vigilance in Ankara's main tourist areas. Avoid all demonstrations, especially in Kizilay and Ulus, as even peaceful gatherings can trigger clashes or violent incidents.
There is a significant terrorist threat in Turkey. The likelihood of events of this nature occurring is still high. High-security counter-terrorism measures have been adopted throughout the country. Always be aware of your surroundings, particularly when in close proximity to military and security facilities, and in areas with a high concentration of passers-by, such as hotels, shops, outdoor bazaars, public places, tourist areas and public transport network. . Avoid crowds and demonstrations of any kind.
Emergency Contact Numbers:
- Police: 155;
- Medical Emergency: 112;
- Firefighters: 110
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