Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital of Turkey, in the west-central part of the country. An important commercial center from ancient times until the late 19th century, the city declined until it replaced Istanbul as the capital in 1923.

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  • proper noun The capital of Turkey.

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

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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) - 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 (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, 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 (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.

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 26/3/10

  • 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, Turkey, July 23 (UPI) -- Ankara needs to embrace a long-term energy strategy that emphasizes sustainability and affordability, the executive director of the IEA said Friday in

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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 (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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