ANKAmall

ANKAmall is the second largest shopping centre in Turkey after Cevahir Mall from İstanbul. There is located in Ankara, covering an area of 176,000 square metres (1,890,000 sq ft).[1] It was opened on 27 August 1999[2] as Migros Shopping Centre.

ANKAmall Shopping Centre
ANKAmall
Exterior panorama of the ANKAmall Shopping Centre
LocationAnkara, Turkey
AddressAkköprü - Ankara
Opening date27 August 1999 as Migros Shopping Centre
12 May 2006 as ANKAmall Shopping Centre

References

  1. ^ "Ankamall Shopping Center". Çankaya University. Retrieved 17 September 2009.
  2. ^ "Hem Avrupa'da hem Ankara'da alışverişin devi: ANKAmall". Hürriyet. 27 April 2007. Retrieved 17 September 2009.

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Coordinates: 39°57′04″N 32°49′54″E / 39.95111°N 32.83167°E

Akköprü

Akköprü (Turkish: ak köprü, "white bridge", Ottoman Turkish: اق کوپری‎) is a historical bridge in Yenimahalle district of Ankara, Turkey, crosses the Ankara River in front of Varlık neighbourhood. It is the oldest bridge in Ankara and still in good condition. The neighbourhood around the bridge was also named 'Akköprü'. The area is home to the great Atatürk Cultural Centre and Ankamall shopping centre, the biggest mall in Ankara.

Ankara

Ankara (; Turkish pronunciation: [ˈaŋkaɾa] (listen)), historically known as Ancyra and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. With a population of 4,587,558 in the urban center (2014) and 5,150,072 in its province (2015), it is Turkey's second largest city after Istanbul (the former imperial capital), having outranked İzmir in the 20th century.

On 23 April 1920 the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was established in Ankara, which became the headquarters of Atatürk and the Turkish National Movement during the Turkish War of Independence. Ankara became the new Turkish capital upon the establishment of the Republic on 29 October 1923, succeeding in this role the former Turkish capital Istanbul (Constantinople) following the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The government is a prominent employer, but Ankara is also an important commercial and industrial city, located at the center of Turkey's road and railway networks. The city gave its name to the Angora wool shorn from Angora rabbits, the long-haired Angora goat (the source of mohair), and the Angora cat. The area is also known for its pears, honey and muscat grapes. Although situated in one of the driest places of Turkey and surrounded mostly by steppe vegetation except for the forested areas on the southern periphery, Ankara can be considered a green city in terms of green areas per inhabitant, at 72 square metres (775 square feet) per head.Ankara is a very old city with various Hittite, Phrygian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman archaeological sites. The historical center of town is a rocky hill rising 150 m (500 ft) over the left bank of the Ankara Çayı, a tributary of the Sakarya River, the classical Sangarius. The hill remains crowned by the ruins of the old citadel. Although few of its outworks have survived, there are well-preserved examples of Roman and Ottoman architecture throughout the city, the most remarkable being the 20 BC Temple of Augustus and Rome that boasts the Monumentum Ancyranum, the inscription recording the Res Gestae Divi Augusti.

List of shopping malls in Turkey

This is a list of shopping malls in Turkey. Opening year is given in parentheses.

March 2016 Ankara bombing

On 13 March 2016, at 18:35 (EET), a bombing took place in Kızılay, Ankara, in which at least 37 people were killed and 125 injured, with 19 being heavily injured. A car laden with explosives was used for the attack and buses carrying civilians were targeted. The bombing took place on Atatürk Boulevard, near Güvenpark, at a point where several bus stops were located, and several buildings and cars were damaged. According to initial reports, a bus was completely burned, along with many cars. The area was subsequently evacuated as a precaution against the possibility of further attacks.Following the attack, Turkish authorities reportedly imposed media restrictions: journalists said some broadcast media were subject to a ban on covering aspects of the attack, and the Turkish broadcasting authority RTÜK issued a ban on covering aspects of the explosion. Analysts also said that access to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter was "extremely slow or blocked after the explosion" as social media in Turkey were reportedly blocked with the justification that they contained graphic images of the explosion.The daily Sözcü reported that the Ministry of the Interior identified the assailant as Seher Çağla Demir, a Kurdish militant studying at Balıkesir University. A few days later on 17 March 2016, the Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) claimed responsibility. The group had already claimed the previous Ankara bombing in February.

Yapı Merkezi

Yapı Merkezi Holding A.Ş. is a group company whose field of activity is mainly in construction industry. It is founded in 1965 by Ersin Arioglu and Koksal Anadol in Istanbul. As the first and largest company of the Yapı Merkezi Group, Yapı Merkezi Construction and Industry has realized the design and construction of a wide variety of buildings, rail systems and heavy construction projects. Since 1980, the company has also realized contracts in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Sudan and Ethiopia. Yapı Merkezi web site is awarded for “Construction Standard of Excellence”.

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