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 presence of Turkish troops on a potentially reunited Cyprus has split leaders taking part in UN-sponsored talks. Ankara has said a Greek Cypriot call for Turkish troops to leave the island was "out of the question."
The Turkish authorities have been carrying out raids and detaining people following last weekend's terrorist attacks. On Saturday night two suicide bombers killed 44 people and injured more than 150 when they blew themselves up outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul.Kurdish militants claimed responsibility. Our Turkey correspondent, Dorian Jones, talks to Helen Seeney.