Why ANKARA?

Ankara, Turkey's capital, is located at the centre of Anatolia. It is one of the biggest industrial and commercial centres of Turkey.

The city is also one of the centres of higher education in Turkey. Hosting around 20 universities including the Middle East Technical University, the city plays a quite important role on taking the country one step further in arts and sciences. 

Important sights include Anıtkabir (mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of the Republic of Turkey) Ankara Ethnography Museum, Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, State Art and Sculpture Museum, War of Independence Museum and METU Science and Technology Museum. 

Besides, Ankara is an important crossroads of trade, strategically located at the center of Turkey’s highway and railway networks, so it is quite possible to travel to the different touristic regions of Turkey within hours.  The participants will find frequent transportation options not only by planes and trains but also by buses. The participants of the Summer School may use this advantage and travel easily just after the School period comes to an end; for example, to the city of Istanbul where the two continents- Europe and Asia- meet, or to the land of the beautiful horses, Cappadocia.

For detailed information on the capital, please have a look at this video introducing the city: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iikj33v-Q4w