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Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi


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Ankara'da Yaşam

General Info

Ankara is the capital city of Turkey and the second largest city in the country after Istanbul. It is located at the heart of both Turkey and Central Anatolia. The population is around 4.5 million.

Ankara is the administrative center of Turkey and a huge university town, so it has a large population of government workers and university students.

Short History

The name Ankara is originated from the Celtic word of Ancyra, meaning Anchor. Ankara’s history goes back to second millennium BC. Footsteps of Hittites, Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Greeks, Galatians, Romans, Byzantines and the Turks are still present.

Ankara was Atatürk's headquarters from 1920 and has been the capital of the Republic since its founding in 1923.


Ankara has cold, snowy winters and hot, dry summers, with cool nightly temperatures. Rainfall occurs mostly during the spring and autumn. Monthly mean temperatures range from 0.3 °C (32.5 °F) in January to 23.5 °C (74.3 °F) in July, with an annual mean of 12.02 °C (53.6 °F).


Ankara is quite a large city, with different towns and neighborhoods of their own characters. In a very simplified manner, most attractions of the city run through the long Ataturk Boulevard, running the city north to south.

Ulus is the historic center of Ankara, with most museums, early republican buildings, and the ancient Ankara Castle. Kizilay is the working-class-center of Ankara.


Ankara is well connected by a public transportation network system. Municipality buses, public buses, “dolmuş”, taxi and subway are among the Ankara's public transportation alternatives. Ankara Esenboğa International Airport (ESB) is located some 28 km northeast of the city. http://www.esenbogaairport.com/en-EN/Pages/Main.aspx

Ankara's main bus terminal, AŞTİ, is a big building southwest of the city center. http://www.asti.com.tr/

The historic TCDD Ankara Garı (train station), a kilometer (6/10 mile, 12-minute walk) southwest of Ulus Square. http://www.tcdd.gov.tr/

Student residences: http://yurtkur.gsb.gov.tr/Directorate.aspx

For more information about museums, historical and cultural heritages, travel and recreational spots in Ankara: https://www.ankara.bel.tr/en/city-guide (TR, EN, FR, AR, RU) & http://www.kultur.gov.tr/



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