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Ankara



What are the particular advantages of living in this city?

There's no particular advantages for Ankara itself. It the proximity to everything around Ankara that's appealing. You are in the middle of the country and only a few hours drive from anything you could want to do. The city does have some very nice parks though in the valleys to take advantage of. - Sep 21, 2017
It's centrally located for all the things to do in Turkey. There are also direct flights to Europe through Germany. - Jun 8, 2017
Tourism! Holy smokes, travel. From Ankara you are a one hour, less than US$100 plane ticket to ANYwhere in the country. And there are quite a few European and other destinations available either direct from Ankara or via Istanbul. We did not purchase overly much, but marble, carpets and porcelain are easily obtainable, but you must bargain over tea or it isn't a good price. The coast between September and May (off-tourist season) is glorious. - Aug 2, 2015
Lots of history and travel available. Prices are a little lower than U.S. on all but electronics. People are very friendly. Can get almost anything here that you can get in the U.S. Good food, Safe and virtually crime-free. - Jun 9, 2015
Travel. It is a beautiful country with beaches, mountains, historical ruins, great cuisine and friendly locals. Driving is easy and convenient, and there are low-budget domestic carriers for travel in-country. The climate in Ankara has 4 distinct seasons. But Ankara is dry year-round. Winters have been rather mild during the last 2 years. You can save money in Ankara, but it's not an inexpensive city. - Apr 2, 2015
The culture, history, Turkish hospitality, and delicious Turkish food. - Feb 14, 2015
Traveling domestically. It's a beautiful country year-round with beaches, mountains and ski resorts, country-side, historical sites, great food. Also easy travel to Europe from here. - Jun 10, 2014
Travel. We have traveled quite a bit since getting posted here. Turkey is filled with historical sites. Incredible ancient history coming back to life from Antep all the way to Efes. - Apr 4, 2014
Wonderful people, excellent and healthy food and a million places to visit. - Mar 31, 2014
Good weather, great location for travel to historic sites. - Mar 30, 2014
Ankara is centrally located within Turkey, making it easier to see historic sites scattered about the country. - Jul 28, 2013
Ankara is a relatively inexpensive city to live in. The kebap is cheap, fruit and vegetables at the markets are inexpensive and very fresh, and taxis are likewise easy on the wallet. - Aug 4, 2011
Touring, Save some money if you stay in and shop on the military base. But the touring is great in Turkey. - Jul 14, 2010