Ankara was Atatürk's headquarters from 1920 and has been the capital of the Republic of Turkey since its founding in 1923, replacing Istanbul following the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The government is a prominent employer but Ankara is also an important commercial and industrial city, located at the center of Turkey's road and railway networks. The city gave its name to the Angora wool shorn from Angora rabbits, the long-haired Angora goat (the source of mohair), and the Angora cat. The area is also known for its pears, honey, and muscat grapes. Although situated in one of the driest places of Turkey and surrounded mostly by steppe vegetation except for the forested areas on the southern periphery, Ankara can be considered a green city in terms of green areas per inhabitant, at 72m2 per head.
Population reviews of each electoral district are conducted before each general election, which can lead to certain districts being granted a smaller or greater number of parliamentary seats. Ankara's first district elected 15 MPs in 2002 and 2007. In 2011, this number increased to 16.
Population reviews of each electoral district are conducted before each general election, which can lead to certain districts being granted a smaller or greater number of parliamentary seats. Ankara is the second largest province in Turkey and saw an increase in its seat allocation ahead of the 2011 election to 31 members, with the first district electing 16 MPs while the second district electing 15 MPs per district.
The province's administrative districts (ilçe) are divided among two electoral districts as follows:
that observe the national holiday, also called Indigenous Peoples’ Day, instead of or in addition to Columbus Day... The holiday also falls at a time this year when the state as a whole is trying to grapple with addressing Native American history in classrooms through newly proposed social studies standards.
Mugla is one of the most preferred holiday centers for British tourists. More than a million British citizens spend their holidays in Mugla's favorite tourism resorts Bodrum, Marmaris, Fethiye and surrounding areas every year ... As many as 1,000 people booked for holidays in Mugla over the past two days, he added.
BEIJING, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - ... on the safe travel list just in time for the summer holidays. - - - -. ANKARA -- Turkey on Monday confirmed 19,557 new COVID-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 6,366,438, according to its Health Ministry ... - - - - ... - - - -.
An NHS worker and her two children are being quarantined in a 'prison like hotel' after going on holiday to Turkey and being refused entry to the country. Amal Arif, 30, who has a Somalian passport had taken her daughters, aged three and seven, on a month-long sunshine break to see relatives in the Turkish capital Ankara.
ANKARA (AFP) - A radically reshaped Turkey on Thursday (July 15) marks five years since a failed coup against PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan unleashed a sweeping political crackdown and mass arrests ... July 15 is now a public holiday, with Erdogan calling on supporters to come out in numbers at a commemoration event in Ankara on Thursday.
A radically reshaped Turkey on Thursday marks five years since a failed coup against PresidentRecep Tayyip Erdogan unleashed a sweeping political crackdown and mass arrests ... 'Downsides' of power. July 15 is now a public holiday, with Erdogan calling on supporters to come out in numbers at a commemoration event in Ankara on Thursday ... 'New Turkey' ... ....
Turkey saw 552,812 houses sold in the first half of 2021, the country's statistical authority said Monday ... Housing sales to foreigners also decreased in the same period ... The Mediterranean holiday resort city of Antalya followed with 3,990 properties, while the capital Ankara came third with 1,276 ... .
Under a longstanding agreement between Ankara and Athens, the international waters of the Aegean Sea are off limits to military training during high tourism season, from June 15 to Sept ... national holiday. * Writing by Dilan Pamuk in Ankara.
International students living in the Turkish capital Ankara shared with Anadolu Agency their thoughts on celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday – marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan – far from their families amid continued coronavirus restrictions ... I miss how we used to observe holidays in my childhood," he said.
With necessary measures in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, holiday destinations in western Turkey are welcoming Ukrainian tourists. The first group of Ukrainian tourists arrived in Mugla province on April 28 to spend their two-week holiday in Fethiye and Marmaris districts.