Presentation on theme: "ANKARA The city of Ankara lies in the center of Anatolia on the eastern edge of the great, high Anatolian Plateau, at an altitude of 850 meters."— Presentation transcript:
ANKARA The city of Ankara lies in the center of Anatolia on the eastern edge of the great, high Anatolian Plateau, at an altitude of 850 meters.
The city was an important cultural, trading, and arts center in Roman times, and an important trading center on the caravan route to the east in Ottoman times. It had declined im importance by the nineteenth century.
It again became an important center when Kemal ATATÜRK chose it as the base from which to direct the War of Liberation. By consequence of its role in the war and its strategic position, it was declared the capital of the new Republic of Turkey on October 13 th,1923.
SITES TO SEE Anıtkabir (ATATÜRK Mausoleum)
MUSEUMS The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations The Etnography Museum The Painting and Sculpture Museum The Liberation War Museum The Museum of the Republic The Natural History Museum The Aviation Museum
The TRT Museum Mehmet Akif Ersoy Museum The TCDD Open- Air Locomotive Museum The Cartography Museum The Meterelogy Museum The Toy Museum METU Museum T.C. Ziraat Museum
HISTORICAL MONUMENTS Ankara Citadel Roman Theatre Temple of August Roman Bath Column of Julian
Monument of the Republic Monument to a Secure, Confident Future Victory Monument Hatti Monument
Mosques Hacı Bayram Mosque Aslanhane Mosque Ahi Elvan Mosque Alaaddin Mosque Yeni Mosque Kocatepe Mosque
Parks Gençlik Park Botanical Garden Seğmenler Anayasa Kuğulu Abdi İpekçi Atatürk Orman Çiftliği etc.
Arts and Culture Presidential Symphony Orchestra Atatürk Cultural Center Sevda Cenap and International Arts and Music Festival The International Film Days in March The Childrens Festival on April 23.
Shopping Old Shops Çıkrıkçılar Yokuşu Bakırcılar Çarşısı Modern Shopping Tunali Hilmi Karum Atakule Galleria Armada Söğütözü
The region known in ancient times as Cappadocia is the setting for some of natures most bizarre wonders. It incorporates the provinces of Aksaray, Nevşehir, Niğde, Kayseri, and Kırşehir. For most people, the name Cappadocia suggest the towns and vicinities of Uçhisar, Görme, Avanos, Ürgüp, Ihlara etc., where, in the course of million of years, the land has been shaped into fantastic forms.
The Göreme Open- Air Museum is where the educational system that unified all the the ideas of Christianity of St Basil the Great and his brothers, was born.
In the Tokalı church, the Convent of Monks and Nuns, the Chapel of St Basil, and the Elmalı, Yılanlı,Karanlık and Çarıklı churches the architectural details and frescoes seem as alive today as when ther were new.
In Avanos, located 18 kilometers from Nevşehir, there is a traditional of pottery- making that has been alive since Hittite times. If you want to give it a try, call at a workshop, don an apron, and take up your position before a wheel. What happens next will depend upon the skill of your hand and the vividness of your imagination.
Pottery- making, porcelain manufacturing, leather- working, handicrafts, and the making of delectable wines are well- developed activities in the region of Cappadocia, natures art gallery, whose natural, historical, and cultural assets entice visitors wit their miracles and spells.
FORECAST WEATHER IN ANKARA ON OCTOBER Mainly cloudy with a few rain patches Though the temperature ranges from 11 °C to 17 °C in daytime and from 2 °C to 4 °C in nigthtime.
USEFUL LINKS Republic of TURKEY Ministry of Culture and Tourism Turkish State Meteorological Service Official Web Service
Maps of Ankara Network of Underground Trains in Ankara
GENERAL INFORMATION Getting to Ankara There is regular air service via Turkish Airlines (see for flight information) to nearly all the major cities of Europe.www.thy.com
Ankara Airport, is named Esenboğa Havalimanı, is near to aproximately 45 minutes to central Ankara. Two transportation systems are available. First of them is called Havaş Bus. Havaş Bus Ticket is nearly 10 Turkish Liras (10YTL). You can by that ticket in the bus. The another is yellow cabs which is called Taksi (Taxi). Taxis have a taximeter system with rates varying during the day and the night.
Visas All participants in the Meeting will require a valid passport and a visa for visiting Turkey. Please contact your nearest Turkish Embassy/Consulate for this purpose. Participants from those countries where there is no Turkish diplomatic representation can obtain their visa at the airport on arrival to Turkey.
Transportation There are different means of public transportation; bus services run either by the municipality or private firms provide access to all areas. The underground system (Ankaray) runs in the major directions. The city is also served by traditional yellow cabs and dolmuses (minubuses running along specified routes).
Driving Licence International driving licences are recognised throughout Turkey. Car rental firms ask for a valid national or international licence.
Postal Services Hotels often provide basic postal services. Post offices are open daily except Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
Food There is wide and exciding range of food establishments all over Ankara from corner take- away restaurants, pizza and kebap houses to lavish up- market restaurants offering everything from traditional Turkish cuisine to speciality cuisines.
Belows are some of the regions where restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars are located: Tunalı Hilmi Street Region Oran Sitesi Region Kızılay Region Çankaya Region Bahçelievler 7 th Street Region Ulus Region Bilkent Region
Currency The local currency is the New Turkish Liras (YTL). The exchange rate changes daily. Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport, banks, hotels and exchange offices. International Credit Cards are widely accepted.
Banks Bank business hours are from Monday to Friday, Banks are closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. All banks have similar exchange rates
Electricity Local voltage is 220V. The plug/socket system is a 2 pin type Local Time Add 2 hours to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to get the Ankara
Security Based on the data provided by well known statistical institutes of the world for major metropolises, Ankara is one of the few cities with a minimum amount of crime. Despite its intensive population and traffic, you can walk through most parts of the city.
Shopping Most shops in Ankara are generally open from 09:00 to 19:00 Monday to Saturday. Some of the supermarkets, shops, newspaper kiosks, restaurants and food shops are also open on Sunday. In all the big shopping centers, major credit cards are accepted and your shopping will be tax free.
Dear Colleagues, It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the ENOTHE meeting in Ankara. This will be accomplished with the supportive collaboration of a group of local and international experts.
We hope that you and your colleagues will not miss attending the ENOTHE Meeting, both academically and socially. We look forward to welcoming you in Ankara to Hacetepe University in October Local Organizing Comittee Hülya Kayıhan Mine Uyanık Tülin DügerGonca Bumin Esra AkıÇiğdem Öksüz Hülya yücelSemin Akel Songül AtasavunEvren Açık