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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Formerly An·cy·ra (ăn-sīˈrə) and An·go·ra (ăng-gôrˈə, -gōrˈə, ăngˈgər-ə)Ankara The capital of Turkey, in the west-central part of the country at an elevation of about 915 m (3,000 ft). An important commercial center from ancient times until the late 19th century, the city declined until it replaced Istanbul as the capital in 1923. Population: 3,200,000.

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  • proper n. The capital of Turkey.

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  • n. the capital of Turkey; located in west-central Turkey; it was formerly known as Angora and is the home of Angora goats

Etymologies

From Latin Ancyra (capital of ancient Galatia), from Ancient Greek Ἄγκυρα (Ankura), from ἄγκυρα (ankura, "anchor"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • ANKARA - Turkey's defense procurement office removed MBDA from a blacklist last month after an international legal dispute between the Ankara government and the French missile maker ended amicably, Turkey's top procurement official has revealed.

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  • ANKARA (AFP) - Turkey's ambassador to Israel, who was at the center of a major diplomatic row earlier this year, is to be posted back to Ankara, newspaper reports said on Sunday.

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  • ANKARA, Turkey, March 1 (UPI) -- Washington should understand the harm that a resolution on alleged genocide in Armenia would have to relations with Turkey, officials said Monday in Ankara.

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  • ANKARA (Reuters) - A top U.S. government official prodded Turkey on Thursday to enforce international sanctions against Iran, increasing pressure on Ankara to scale back its flourishing trade ties with its neighbor.

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  • ANKARA (Reuters) - The man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II, Mehmet Ali Agca, was released from prison in the Turkish capital Ankara on Monday, nearly 30 years after the assassination attempt in St. Peter's Square.

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  • ANKARA (AFP) - A top Turkish diplomat will travel to Switzerland and the United States to seek their support over an Armenian court ruling that Ankara says threatens historic reconciliation deals with Yerevan, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday.

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  • ANKARA - The latest spat between Israel and Turkey has further poisoned ties between the estranged allies and raises new questions over whether Ankara is drifting away from the West and toward its Middle Eastern neighbors.

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 8/1/10

  • ANKARA: US President Barack Obama will visit Turkey in about a month's time, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Saturday, as she visited strategic ally Ankara to repair ties damaged over the Iraq war.

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  • ANKARA, Turkey, April 6 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama, ending his overseas visit in Turkey Monday, said in Ankara his visit was meant to underline Turkey's importance in global affairs.

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