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Searching an apartment in Ankara for octobre/ november

by helenahachmann


me and my friend we will start studying at Baskent University for one year at the end of septmeber. For october (preferred) or november we are looking for a two room apartment or two single room apartments. We are two girls from Munich, Germany. If you have an apartment to rent or know someone who does please mail me.

Thanks in advance!


RE: Searching an apartment in Ankara for octobre/ november

by isildur06

Hi !
If you can read turkish or have someone around you who knows turkish is a good web-site at which you can find flats for rent. I advise you to look for a flat around the district Çayyolu. That district is close to the uni you will study where many students live around.
good luck !

RE: Searching an apartment in Ankara for octobre/ november

by sadik_akdag is an other address for apartments
but you can't find it from germany. you better come here and look at it.
cause it is nearly impossible to rent apartments when you are outside the country.
don't lose energy to apply from internet.
good luck.

RE: RE: Searching an apartment in Ankara for octobre/ november

by sinanaysev
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RE: Searching an apartment in Ankara for octobre/ november

by blueandblue


i sent you guys an e-mail. if you havent found a place yet, or if you are not happy with where you are staying, i want to sublet my apartment since i will be gone out of town for a year. if you are interested, send me an email.

Travel Tips for Ankara


by MalenaN

From the park by the citadel (Hisar) there are great views over Ankara to the west, where the sun sets. Well, when I was there to watch the sun set it was not a very spectacular one, but I guess there are more beautiful ones.

Ankara Trains

by Tdiver

To find your trains CLICK HERE then train information for map, then on Ankara, then your destination. Continue will show you all trains and the Detailed Information will show all stops.

Ethnography Museum of Ankara

by serkanen

Ethnography Museum of Ankara

The Ethnography Museum of Ankara built by architect Arif Hikmet Koyunoğlu, is located on the site of a Muslim cemetery on a hill in Namazgah, Ankara, Turkey. The hill was granted to Ministry of National Education in order to be built as museum according to Decree of Cabinet of Ministers dated November 15, 1925 by General Directorate of Charity.


The revolutionists took part in Turkish War of Independence until 1924 giving importance to national culture believed in establishment of an Ethnography Museum including material and spiritual cult inheritance. For this reason Hamdullah Suphi Tanrıöven, Minister of National Education, asked opinion of his work friend Turkologist J. Meszarow, one of the chiefs of Budapest Ethnography Museum for establishment of the museum, and he was offered to serve for this purpose, which is understood from the report submitted to Ministry of National Education by Prof. Meszarow on November 29, 1924. Thus in order to make preparation for establishment of Public Museum a special committee firstly chaired by Prof. Celal Esad (Arseven) in Istanbul in 1924 and chaired by Halil Ethem (Erdem). Director of Istanbul Museums in 1925 was established for collection and purchase of arts. 1250 arts purchased by the committee were exhibited in the museum completed in 1927. Hamit Zübeyir Koşay was appointed as Director of the Museum.

Gazi Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) visiting the museum on April 15, 1928 after being informed about the museum ordered the opening of the museum for the reason of visit of Afghan king Amanullah Khan to Turkey. The museum was opened to public on 18 July 1930 and remained open until inner courtyard of the Museum was allocated as temporary tomb in November 1938. The body of Atatürk was kept there until it was carried to Anıtkabir in 1953. This section is still kept as a tomb in the memory of Atatürk, there is following inscription on the white marble:

"This is the place where Atatürk who passed to eternity on 10.11.1938 lay down from 21.11.1938 until 10.11.1953."

The Ethnography Museum served as a mausoleum of Atatürk for 15 years, until the completion of Anıtkabir. It has been visited by Presidents, ambassadors, foreign delegates and public. Works were continued during this period in the museum. Required changes were made for International Museum Week of 6-14.11.1956 and the museum was opened for public visits again.

The architect of the building is Arif Hikmet (Koyunoğlu), who is considered as one of the most valuable architects of first period Republic.


The building has rectangular design and is one domed. Stone walls are covered with kufeki stones. Forehead section is covered with marble and decorated with carvings. 28 steps are used for entrance into the building. There is a 4 column, three way entrance system. When entered through the door. One reaches the room under dome and to columned section called inner courtyard. There is a marble pool in the middle of the courtyard, and roof is left open. When this inner courtyard is allocated as temporary mausoleum for Atatürk, the pool was transferred to the garden and the roof was closed. There are small-big size halls around the inner courtyard in symmetry. Administration section is adjacent to the museum and is two storey.

The Bronze Atatürk sculpture on horse in front of the Museum was made by Italian Artist P. Conanica upon direction of Ministry of National Education.


The Ethnography Museum is the museum where Turkish art from Seljuk era to present time is exhibited.

Public clothes, jewellery, shoes, slippers samples collected from various regions of Anatolia, woman and man socks from Sivas region, various bowls, laces, scarves. Belts, handkerchiefs, bed sheets, bride costumes, bridegroom shaving sets, old traditional Turkish art are exhibited.

Technical material and designs unique to Turks and carpets, weaving benches from Uşak, Gördes, Bergama, Kula, Milas, Ladik, Karaman, Niğde, Kırşehir regions are exhibited. Among fine art samples of Anatolian Mine arts there are Memluk boilers from 15th century, Ottoman sweet boilers, hand washing jugs, trays, coffee trays, meal tables, cups, candle scissors etc. are exhibited.

Arrows, bows, lighting pistols, rifles, sword and other things from Ottoman Period, Turkish pottery and porcelain and Kütahya porcelains, religious and sect properties, Turkish inscriptions are exhibited with the nice samples.

Seljuki Sultan Keyhüsrev III's throne a finest sample of Turkish wooden works (XIIIth century), Ahi Şerafettin Sandukası (XIVth century), Nevşehir Ürgüp Damsa Village Taşhur Pasha Mosque nish (XIIth century), Siirt Ulu Mosque Nish (XIIth century), Merzifon Çelebi Sultan Medrese Gate (XVth century) are some of the important arts of the Museum.

The collection granted as gift by Besim Atalay, member of VIIth Period TBMM (Grand National Parliament).

There is a specialised library containing art works about Anatolian ethnography and folklore, art history.


by serkanen

The residents of Ankara give an address to a newcomer as “Don’t worry, it’s almost impossible to get lost for every road passes through Kızılay.” Although this has lost its validity with the growth of Ankara, Kızılay is still the area where the heart of Ankara beats. The area is named after the Kızılay (Red Crescent), Turkish Red Cross, building in the middle of the square. Anyhow a skyscraper now stands instead.

When you walk down from Çankaya along Atatürk Bulvarı you’ll notice that you reached Kızılay for the picture of the town changes. Various shops of famous brands and pasajs are lined on the right. It is also a favorite meeting point. On the left Güven Park with its splendid monument will draw your attention. YKM is located on the left of the park while Gima is on the right.

The building hosting both Gima and Kızılay PTT ( post office) has been in service since 1965 and known as the first skyscraper (!) of Ankara with its moderate 16-story height and still called Gökdelen (skyscraper). It may be fun to have a cup of tea or coffee at Set Cafeteria on the top of the building and watch the stream of Kızılay.

Yüksel Caddesi, just behind Gima is closed to vehicle traffic and a favorite place among university students, with its stands scattered on the streets offering second-hand books, handmade accessories, paints and gifts. This vivid area also hosts ABC and Dost Bookstores and many cozy cafes.

Just across the Gökdelen, multiple-story Soysal Pasajı meet you. The pasaj has two entrances one from Atatürk Bulvarı and other from famous Sakarya Çarşısı. Sakarya is a real entertainment area, again closed to vehicle traffic. Delicatessen, florists, fish sellers, döner, beer houses are all lined on Sakarya. Especially during springtime this area is glowing. Göksu is the most famous restaurant offering delicious mezes and dishes and joyful rakı evenings!!! Let’s remind that you may not find an empty table if you drop without reservation.

When you continue strolling down Atatürk Bulvarı you are going to see Büyük Çarşı, full of attractive jewelers and Zafer Çarşısı, a real book paradise. We strongly suggest you not to leave Kızılay before visiting Şekerci Ali Uzun and tasting Mastic Turkish delight or marzipan.

Kocabeyoğlu Pasajı on the other sidewalk of Atatürk Bulvarı is the oldest pasaj of Kızılay. İzmir Caddesi Kocabeyoğlu Arcade’s back entrance opens has once been as today’s Tunalı Hilmi before the opening of new shopping centers. The pasaj called Amerikan Pazarı (American Bazaar) was, and still is, the most popular site where various overseas products such as aftershave, clothing, perfume, cigarette and liquors, reached by various ways were being sold when overseas products has not been imported in Turkey. Today the residents of Ankara around forties certainly has bought his/her first Levi’s or Wrangler bluejeans, Converse shoes from this arcade..

Arcades, drapery shops, confectionaries, famous leather shops as Moda-Çanta and Togo are all lined on İzmir Caddesi and Çarşı is at the corner where the avenue intersects Atatürk Bulvarı.

Rahmi M. Koç Museum - Çengelhan

by serkanen

Open everyday except Mondays.
Entrance fee: 3 YTL (regular), 1.25 YTL (student)

Rahmi M. Koç Museum has opened a branch in Çengelhan, Ankara Citadel. Çengelhan is one of the oldest buildings in Ankara, dating back to the 15th century, and has hosted travelers and traders as well as having a distinct role as the trading center of the region. As of April 2005, it is the first industrial museum in the Capital.

Çengelhan is located opposite the main entrance of Ankara Citadel. Rüstem Paşa, the husband of Sultan Süleyman's daughter Mihrimah Sultan, had it built in 1523. With its arches and columns, its architecture is unique, and had served its visitors for centuries. The building was later used as a tannery and a wool depot. Rahmi Koç has rented Çengelhan for 18 years and has opened its doors to visitors after fourteen-month renovation with its 32 exhibition rooms and 800 items.

The museum has three stories, each of which hosts a different theme. The one-story rectangular building in the middle of the courtyard at the entrance is the copperware store where Vehbi Koç, the most famous businessman in Turkey, spent his childhood. He began his business life in this store; he would arrive at the store early in the morning and would sweep the floors before his father came.

Çengelhan Divan Brasserie is located on the same floor and has a capacity of 80 people. The classic 1918 Ford Model T and the red 1959 Fiat around immediately attract attention. Among the items used in decoration are a pedaled sewing machine, which no longer exists in our daily life, a black and white TV set, medical devices from the turn of the century and a small grand piano.

Model trains, toys, communication apparatus, a model of Hitler's yacht, and navigation and aviation accessories are exhibited in separate rooms. If you are tall, we strongly suggest you be careful while entering the rooms, as the doors are very low. The most impressive item is one of the first Turkish flags, which Atatürk had prepared for the declaration of the Republic. The terrace of Divan with its view of Ankara Citadel is also located on this floor and is open in summers.

Tractors and agricultural vehicles from the 1940s are on display on the ground floor together with various kinds of carpets and kilims. This area will be arranged to enable painting, photo and sculpture exhibits in due course.

Çengelhan Divan Brasserie adds a different atmosphere to this historical place with its modern decoration. Divan is open everyday, except Monday, between 12:00 and 02:00. It offers specialties such as Ankara Tava, Ballı Dana Kaburga (veal rib with honey), Levrek Buğulama (stewed sea bass) and deserts prepared with exceptional recipes. Grup Mest performs live music on the weekends from 20:30 to 24:00. Çengelhan Divan Brasserie is also available for special parties and wedding organizations.


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