Ankara is the capital of Turkey, located in Central Anatolia. It is Turkey's second largest city behind Istanbul. It has been the capital of the Republic of Turkey since its founding in 1923, replacing Istanbul.
Turkey's capital is located at an intersection point of highways connecting east to west and north to south of Anatolia and it is a home to National Assembly of Turkey. Ankara lies between four mountains of Anatolia Plateau.
The Turkish government has announced it will extend its temporary emergency rule powers. In the last three months, since the attempted coup in the country, more than 30,000 people have been arrested in what has been cited as the biggest crackdown in Turkey's modern history. Our correspondent in Turkey, Dorian Jones, explained, from Ankara, how the government has justified the extension.
Doubt's over next month's planned visit by a delegation of German parliamentarians to the 250 German soldiers stationed at Incirlik air base in Turkey has highlighted the state of relations between Ankara and Berlin.