"The Anıtkabir" (Monumental Tomb), crowning a prominent hill in the center of Ankara about two km west of Kızılay along Gazi Mustafa Kemal Bulvarı is the Mausoleum of Kemal Atatürk, founder and first president of the Turkish Republic. You enter the tomb complex between two square kiosks and several stylized statues. The kiosk...more
I never managed to visit, but the outside looked interesting and the conference centre is nearly...more
1.The kecioren or Keçiören district is an interesting town in Ankara there is a very nice artificial waterfall and a castle where you can have a good tasty dinner .The teleferic line is also located here in a park and you can travel in this over the houses and can reach to tha castle easily.2. Sentepe ropeway; This is a new line which is connected...more
Honestly, until I went to Polatli, I never realized how close the Greeks made it to Ankara. No sites have translations into any language, but you only need to know that Yunanistanli is Greek and the Turks won. There are 2 sites in Polatli, one ın the middle of town where the fameous pıcture of K.M. Ataturk was taken while he smoked on a...more
Gordium was probably the capital of Meshech. It was located where the Royal Road of Persian Kings crossed the Sangarius River. Excavations in the last forty years indicate that it was occupied as early as the third millennium B.C. Between 2000 and 1200 B.C. the city was an important Hittite.. The city became even more active when Phrygians settled...more
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