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 International Week of the Disappeared pays tribute to the victims of enforced disappearances and their families around the world. In Turkey, a human rights group has turned to art to mark the occasion. Over the decades, hundreds of people have disappeared in Turkey, particularly during the war Ankara waged against Kurdish separatists during the 1990s. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Local elections in Turkey have delivered a huge setback to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. His AK party has lost control of the capital, Ankara and looks set to lose Istanbul. The elections were widely seen as a crucial test of Erdogan's leadership and his reputation of electoral invincibility has been damaged. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party is challenging the result of local elections in Ankara and Istanbul after it appears to have lost. The vote had been seen as a verdict on Erdogan's rule and an economic downturn.