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.
Turkey has warned of "serious consequences" for any group trying to reinforce Kurds in Afrin, after a pro-Assad militia sent troops to the region. Ankara also slammed the bombing in Ghouta as a "crime against humanity."