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Ankara: Capital of Turkey
Ankara, historically known as Ancyra, Άγκυρα, and Angora, is the capital of Turkey. Located in the central part of Anatolia, the city covers an area of 25,706 square kilometres (9,925 sq mi), and has a population of 4.5 million residents in the urban centre, and over 5.6 million residents in the Ankara Province, it is Turkey's second-largest city after Istanbul, having outranked İzmir in the 20th century.

EU foreign ministers weigh up response to China and Turkey [Video]

EU foreign ministers weigh up response to China and Turkey

Returning to Brussels for the first face-to-face meeting in months, EU foreign ministers are being urged to take a more robust approach to China over the new security law in Hong Kong, as well as..

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Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling [Video]

Turkey's growing war of words with Greece and Cyprus over Mediterranean drilling

Greece accuses Turkey of resorting to "gunboat diplomacy" near Cyprus, but analysts say the EU must recognise the West is no longer Ankara's only foreign policy partnerView on euronews

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Turkey's deserted resorts face make-or-break week [Video]

Turkey's deserted resorts face make-or-break week

Turkey's Mediterranean coasts and historic attractions face a critical week as the government presses to open borders and salvage at least part of a tourist season. Ciara Lee reports

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France wants talks with NATO allies to discuss Turkey's increasingly "aggressive" role in Libya, a presidential official said on Monday, and the foreign ministry accused Ankara of thwarting truce..
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