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:
AP, ANKARA. A state attorney yesterday recommended that Turkey’s highest administrative court reject a request that Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia, which now serves as museum, be turned back into a mosque, state-run media reported ... A state attorney argued that the 1934 decision was ...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A state attorney on Thursday recommended that Turkey’s highest administrative court reject a request that Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia, which now serves as museum, be turned back into a mosque, state-run media reported ... A state attorney, meanwhile, argued that the 1934 decision was legal, Anadolu reported ... U.S.
"We will start from Monday," Turkish Interior Minister S�leyman Soylu said in a speech in Ankara...Erdogan's censorship has crossed the Bosphorus with the Attorney General's Ankara office complained about Le Point "insulting the head of state," state-run Anadolu news agency reported ... The hubris of the master of Ankara visibly knows few limits."
Ankara launched operation "PeaceSpring" against the YPGSyrianKurdish militia, which Ankara deems as a terrorist organization linked to a decades-long insurgency inside Turkey... Further financial pressure piled on Ankara, with the U.S ... Demers, the assistant attorney general for national security.
Turkish bank charged in Manhattan federal court for its participation in a multibillion-dollar Iranian sanctions evasion scheme https.//t.co/2ZzbB6vehP — US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) October 15, 2019 ... The bank charges came in the middle of rising US-Turkish tensions over Ankara’s military incursion into Syria.