How Ankara Became Turkish: Excavating the Legacies of Cosmopolitanism Buried in Turkey’s Capital

Contemporary nationalist understandings of Ankara imagine the Turkish capital as a quintessentially Muslim city, erasing the existence of Jewish, Greek Orthodox, and Armenian communities that once comprised a central part of its identity. Their legacies live on in Ankara’s built environment, including not places of worship but also the presidential palace and a central city park.
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