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Ankara




City Information

       Ankara located in Anatolia peninsula,  It is an important commercial and industrial city, being a center of the Turkish Government and houses of varies foreign embassies.  Ankara also a center of Turkey’s highway and railway networks therefore, it is an important crossroad of trade.  The city was famous for the production of mohair derived from Angora goat, Angora wool from Angora rabbits, breeds of Angora cat, pear, hone and local muscat grapes.

     The town is divided by old section, called “Ulus”, built before the era of Ottoman empire and new section called “Yenişehir”, which was built according to the government of the Replubic of Turkey.  The economic development  after  World War II,  bring in the influx of people settling in the outer area of the town and disarranged of lot of houses were built.

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History

       First settlements in Ankara since Bronze Age by the Hatti civilization.  Antiqities discovered in the area shows that the Hatti people call this town “Ankuwash” before the year 1200 BC.   The city significantly grew in size and importance under the Phrygians starting from around 1000 BC, experiencing a large expansion following the mass migration from Gordion, the capital of Phrygia, after an earthquake which severely damaged that city in antiquity. In Phrygian tradition, King Midas was venerated as the founder of Ancyra, but Pausanias, Greek geographer mentions that the city was actually far older.

       Significant expansion of the city occurred again by the Greeks from the city of Pontos.  Developed the city as a the hub for international trade between black sea port and Crimea to the north, Assyria, Cyprus and Lebanon to the south, and Georgia, Armenia and Persia to the east.  By that time the city also took its name Áγκυρα-Ànkyra (meaning Anchor in Greek) which is still used by the Turks with the slightly modified form of Ankara.

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Communication and Transportation

       The Ankara’s main airport is Esenboğa International Airport, located in the north-east of the city.  The Ankara Central Station (Turkish: Ankara Garı) is the central railway station in Ankara.  An important station to connect the east and the west of country together.   The Istanbul-Ankara High Speed Rail Line  began construction from 2003 and completed in 2008

       Ankara's main bus terminal, AŞTİ, is important part for intercity bus network which is cover all cities nearby in Turkey

 

Website

http://www.ankara.bel.tr/


Agreement

Bangkok, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of Turkey in Ankara agreed to establish a relationship for friendly cooperation and exchanges in order to promote mutual understanding and goodwill between the citizens of both cities by M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Governor of Bangkok and Mr. İbrahim Melih Gökçek, Mayor of Ankara. Signed for Sister city agreement on 21 March 2012 at Ankara, Turkey

Download Sister City Agreement, Ankara

Leader Name

Mayor Baskan Melih Gokcek


Consequences activities after signing on the agreement.

No.DateActivityVenueAlbum PhotoAlbum video
121 March 2012M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Bangkok Governor and Mr. İbrahim Melih Gökçek,, Mayor of Ankara  signed an agreement to establish Sister-city relationship. Ankara

 



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