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Ankara Base

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The origin of the name of Ankara is not known exactly. Allegedly the name first mentioned in history was Ankyra, a name given by Galatians which meant “hoe” in Greek. This name changed to Ancyra, Engure, Engürü, Angara, Angora and finally became Ankara.

Declared as the capital city in the 1920s, Ankara was a small, poor and barren city with very few buildings. During the Turkish War of Independence, Ankara became a symbol of the nation’s struggle and home to the Republic. The city gained its new, large and modern appearance after the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey on October 29, 1923 and has grown steadily ever since.

The structure located in the most notable location of Ankara is the “Anıtkabir” (Mausoleum) built for the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. The structure is a synthesis of antique and modern architecture, testifying to the power and elegance of Turkish architecture since 1953.

With its outstanding ballet, theater, opera and folk dancing performances, Ankara offers a lively artistic and cultural life. The city is particularly well-known for the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and its admirers are always on the increase.

SunExpress started operations in Ankara at the Esenboga International Airport in conjunction with the AnadoluJet wet lease operations in 2012 and also supports SunExpress Deutschland flights performed between Ankara and Germany.

In Ankara, more than 460 SunExpress employees put forth their best efforts to connect Ankara with the world.

Our team is looking forward to meeting you in the capital city atmosphere of Ankara.

SunExpress Ankara Employees