An Overview of the Capital Ankara
An Overview of the Capital Ankara
Ankara, located in the middle of Anatolia, is one of the most important and special provinces that hosted dozens of civilizations and became the headquarters of Turkey during the years of the national struggle. Ankara is the global capital of the Turkish and there are a total of 25 districts. It is the second-most populous city in Turkey and its population is approximately 5.7 million as of 2020. Ankara is the third-largest city in Turkey in terms of area. Geographically located close to the center of Turkey, Ankara's neighbors are Bolu, Cankiri, Eskisehir, Konya, Aksaray, Kirsehir, and Kirikkale.
The effects of the mild and rainy Black Sea climate are observed in the northern parts of Ankara, which is geographically located in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. The continental climate is observed in the central and southern parts of the city. In regions where the continental climate is dominant, the winter months are quite cold and snowy. The summer months are quite hot and dry.
Ankara is the province with the highest number of universities in Turkey. In Ankara, which is a complete student city, the rate of people with university degrees is twice the country average. This educated population constitutes the workforce required by technology-intensive investments. Ankara offers a rich and lively city life opportunity with social, cultural, sports, and artistic events throughout the year.
Transportation in Ankara
Ankara, the global capital city of Turkey, has high-standard transportation networks that extend all over the country. It is possible to easily reach all provinces of Turkey from Ankara, which is located in the center of the country, by highways with high standards.
Ankara Esenboğa Airport, one of the largest airports in Turkey, is located in Ankara. It is the most active airport in Turkey after Istanbul and Antalya. There are also direct flights from Ankara, where there are direct flights from most of the provinces in Turkey, from dozens of cities in Europe and Central Asia.
The most developed railway transportation in Turkey, which is covered with iron networks on all four sides, is located in Ankara. Ankara, which is one of our cities with a High-Speed Train Line, provides transportation to many cities in a short time. Apart from the High-Speed Train Line, there are also mainline trains, regional trains, and express services that pass through Ankara.
The history of the Cradle of Civilizations Ankara
The known history of Ankara is based on at least 10 thousand years ago, that is, the Old Stone Age. It has been home to many civilizations such as Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Galatians, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, Ottomans, and Turks from prehistoric until today. Ankara is special geography where different civilizations have ruled since the early ages. The archaeological findings as a result of research in the region where Ankara is located today and its surroundings have been accepted as the cultural values of the collective life in the region starting from the Palaeolithic period, throughout the Neolithic and Copper Age. Despite all the archaeological findings, it is not known exactly by whom and when Ankara was established.
Declaring Ankara as the capital
Ankara, hosting different and deep-rooted civilizations, became the center of the war of independence and freedom during the national struggle. Ankara has witnessed countless events from the opening of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) on April 23, 1920, until the declaration of the Republic. The decision to establish regular armies for the success of the War of Independence was taken in Ankara. These armies established defeated the enemies in Inonu, Sakarya, and Dumlupinar. The War of Independence was won with the Commander-in-Chief War won on 30 August 1922. On October 13, 1923, Foreign Minister Ismet Inonu and 14 deputies submitted a proposal to the Turkish Grand National Assembly for Ankara, which became the center of the war of freedom and independence during the War of Independence, to become the capital. This proposal was approved by voters in the Assembly. Thus, on October 13, 1923, Ankara became the capital of the Republic of Turkey.
There are 6 important reasons for Ankara to be the capital city. These;
- Becoming a symbol of independence during the War of Independence
- The geopolitical, strategic, and geographical location of Ankara is appropriate, located in the very center of Anatolia, being safe, surrounded by mountains, and difficult to occupy.
- Close to the Western Front. Railways coming from Western Anatolia and Istanbul to reach Ankara, transportation, and communication facilities are easy
- Has not been occupied before
- Being close to Istanbul, thus, the opportunity to follow the developments in Istanbul closely
- Increasing distrust toward the political and social environment of Istanbul
After Ankara was declared the capital city, the city developed rapidly and became the second-most populous city in Turkey. In the first years of the history of the Republic, its economy was based on agriculture and animal husbandry. Today, half of its land is still used for agricultural purposes. The economy of Ankara is largely based on trade and industry today. Public and private sector investments in Ankara and its surroundings encouraged a large population migration from other provinces.
Ankara is one of the cities where housing sales to foreigners have increased the most in recent years
The housing sales to foreigners in Ankara, which is located in the center of Turkey and where the country's political heart beats, have been increasing rapidly in recent years. According to the data of the Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), when the housing sales to foreigners in 2013-2020 are examined, it is observed that housing sales to foreigners in Ankara increase every year. For the last 2 years, Ankara has been among the top 3 cities preferred by foreigners for housing purchases.
The interest of foreign investors in Ankara started in 2017. While 817 houses were sold to foreigners in Ankara in 2017, this figure increased to 2.746 in 2019. Most foreigners buy real estate in Ankara to apply for the Turkish citizenship program through investment.
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