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  • Ankara and the Kocatepe Mosque - both popular photo opportunities on all Turkey vacations.
  • Kocatepe Mosque
  • Ankara - the capital of Turkey
  • Having lunch in the streets of Ankara
  • Trust Park

Ankara is the second largest city in Turkey and serves as the capital of the country. It is centrally located in Anatolia, hosting the Turkish government as well as all foreign embassies. As well as being the capital, Ankara is an important commercial and industrial city to be visited on Turkey vacation packages.

The history of Ankara can be traced as far back as the Hattic civilisation of the Bronze Age. The region came under the control of the Hittites who were then followed by the Phrygians, Lydians and Persians. The Galatians, a Celtic race, arrived in the 3rd century BC and made Ankara their capital. Ankara truly began to emerge under the leadership of Atatürk, a revolutionary statesman, during the national resistance following the First World War and was declared the capital of the new Republic of Turkey in 1923.

Since independence, Ankara has grown into an international city that offers both ancient sites and modern facilities on your Turkey vacation. The major concentration of historic sites in Ankara are found on or around an ancient hill that is topped by the city’s ancient Citadel. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations which is considered one of Turkey’s best museums housing artifacts that date back to Paleolithic times.

Extend your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Turkey vacations at one of Goway's other European destinations. You can choose from  a Paris vacation, a London vacation or an Amsterdam vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Turkey.


 

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