capital of Turkey, in the central part: pop. 2,235,000
See Ankara in American Heritage Dictionary 4
(ăngˈkər-ə, ängˈ-) Formerly An·cy·ra(ăn-sīˈrə) and An·go·ra(ăng-gôrˈə, -gōrˈə, ăngˈgər-ə)
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.