ankara ankara  /ˈæŋ kə rə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats

News

  1. Turkish gov't open to referendum to end protests

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Turkish government is open to holding a referendum over an Istanbul development plan that has had a central role in nearly two weeks of mass protests, a spokesman for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party said Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Turkish ruling party orders protesters to leave Istanbul park

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's ruling AK Party on Wednesday ordered protesters to leave Istanbul's central Gezi Park immediately and said it would consider holding a referendum on redevelopment plans which sparked almost two weeks of violent demonstrations. "Those with bad intentions or who seek to provoke and remain in the park will be facing the police," Deputy Chairman Huseyin Celik told a news ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Lawyers rail at police response to Turkey protests

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Thousands of black-robed Turkish lawyers stormed out of their courthouses Wednesday, shouting about the rough treatment police dished out to their colleagues amid Turkey's biggest anti-government protests in years.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "Some people have asked me if I chose to continue my travels to Ankara and Istanbul to send a message to the world," Obama said. "And my answer is simple: Evet - yes."
    on Apr 6, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: TIME

  2. "We are in favor of a solution and Ankara is supporting us," Talat said. "That's why after four years of stalemate ...... we are confident that we will succeed in concluding (a) comprehensive agreement."
    on Sep 3, 2008 By: Mehmet Ali Talat Source: FOXNews

  3. "No party can find a solution on its own. To this end, we propose talks among Ankara, Baghdad, Arbil and Washington," Barzani said on Monday.
    on Nov 5, 2007 By: Nechirvan Barzani Source: PRESS TV

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