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    Ankara’nın bağları da büklüm büklüm yolları...
    I am of capital, not Istanbul!

    Ankaraball is the capital cityball of Turkeyball. For a long time, it was a small town. But when Ottomanball died, Turkeyball made it larger and it became Turkeyball's favourite. It is known for being the capital of the Turkish War of Independence and it was Government of the Grand National Assemblyball back that time. Ankara is the 2nd most populous cityball of Turkeyball.

    History

    First settlements around Ankaraball began in 2000 BC, but the approximate date of the cityball's creation is unknown. The cityball was first under the control of Hittitesball and experienced large expansion following mass migration from Gordionball. After that, the cityball remained a major anchor in Anatolia, changing from hand to hand between Anatolian civilizations.

    In 278 BC, along with rest of Central Anatolia, the cityball was occupied by Galatiaball, which were the first to make Ankara their tribal centre. The Celts were probably small in numbers at the time, a warrior aristocracy which ruled over Phrygian-speaking peasants. However, the Celtic language continued to be spoken in Galatiaball for many centuries.

    The cityball was subsequently passed under the control of the SPQRball in 25BC, which in the same year it gained the status of "polis" (city) and became the capital of the Roman province of Galatiaball. An estimated 200,000 people lived in Ancyraball in good times during the Roman Empireball, a far greater number than was to be the case from after the fall of the Roman Empireball until the early 20th century. Ancyraball's importance rested on the fact that it was the junction point where the roads in northern Anatolia running north-south and east-west intersected, giving it major strategic importance for Romeball's eastern frontier

    In the 4th century AD, the cityball was given to Byzantine Empireball after the Empire was split. The cityball is well known during the time period as a centre of Christian activity. The cityball was subject to several rebellions during the Byzantine rule and shrunk in size significantly. It was under peaceful Byzantineball rule for half a century after rebellions were put down in 611 and stagnated in size.

    In 654, the cityball was captured for the first time by the Arabs of the Rashidunball, under Muawiyah, the future founder of the Umayyadball. At about the same time, the themes were established in Anatolia, and Ancyraball became the capital of the Opsician Themeball, which was the largest and most important theme until it was split up Ancyra then became the capital of the new Bucellarian Themeball. The cityball was attacked without success by Abbasidball in 776 and in 798/99.

    After the Battle of Manzikert in 1071, the Seljuk Empireball overran much of Anatolia. By 1073, the Turkish settlers had reached the vicinity of Ancyraball, and the cityball was captured shortly after. In 1101, a minor crusade by {{I|Kingdom_of_France]] Kingdom of Franceball was made with the support of Byzantineball, and the city was brought back until Byzantine control for a short time until Mongol Empireball arrived and took most of Anatolia including the cityball under its control.

    After Mongol Empireball was split the cityball was under Ilkhanateball control for a brief period, but then it was conquered by Ottoman Empireball. The cityball was also subject to invasions by Timurid Empireball in 1403 but it was under Ottoman control for almost 515 years between 1404-1919 after it was reclaimed by Ottomanball. During this time period, the cityball wasn't affected by any war Ottomanball was included in and stagnated for a very long time. It became the size of a village in the 16th century and was known as "Yaban" (meaning "Wild") during the time period. After investments and monies by Ottomanball, the village began growing again in 18th century and reclaimed its town status in 19th century.

    After World War I, which the cityball was also unaffected by but lost many capable men too, Ottomanball capitulated and it became the capital of the new Government of the Grand National Assemblyball and guided the nation as the capital during Turkish War of Independence. After the victory in the war, it became the capital of the newly founded Turkish Republic. It significantly grew in size after huge investments and is 2nd largest city in Anatolia today, becoming as important as itself during SPQRball times.

    Relationships

    Friends

    • Istanbulball - Hah, eat it, I'm the capital now! Still a good friend of mine and a friendly rival of mine. But I'm worried about him becoming liberal. Plz don't kick me out of power!
    • Turkeyball - It is my parent. I'm its brain. It took good care of me and made me relevant again after almost 2000 years.
    • Bakuball - Not a sister city (yet) but the capital of my nation's sibling.
    • Seoulball - My first twin city and we're good partners. I sent recruits to help its nation during the Korean War.
    • Skopjeball - My first partner city, we help each other in times of trouble and invest monies in projects.
    • Kurds - They live in my southern districts, and we get along well. Unlike Southeastern Anatolians they're not separatists...
    • Viennaball - We're partner cities. Forget 1683 pls.

    Enemies

    • Syrian Immigrants - STOP COMMITTING CRIMES AND OVERRUNING THE LOCAL POPULATION! thanks for the small business boost though
    • ISISball - YOU FRIGGIN TERRORIST! NEVER FORGET 2015 RAILWAY STATION BOMBING!! YUO KILLED 109 INNOCENT PEOPLE! AND NEVER COME BACK AGAIN!!
    • Seperatist scum - Its "freedom falcons" attacked me many times. REMOVE SEPERATISTS!
    • Athensball - Tables have turned in 1923 and now I'm more relevant than yuo! Remove gyro!

    zh:安卡拉球

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