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.
Turkish Prime Minister Yildirim told a crowd in Germany that Turkey will not be intimidated by the West. His speech came as Ankara rallies support for a controversial referendum on centralizing presidential power.
Donald Trump's presidency is ushering in an air of expectation in NATO member Turkey. Despite Trump's controversial rhetoric with calls for an embargo on Muslim visitors from seven countries, Ankara is looking to the new US president for a resetting of bilateral relations, which became severely strained under his predecessor, Barack Obama. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul