Kızılay (Ankara)

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Coordinates: 39 ° 55 '  N , 32 ° 51'  E

Selânik Street in Kızılay

Kızılay is a district in the center of Ankara that is best known for its commercial and shopping centers. It is named after the Turkish Red Crescent Hospital ( Kızılay Derneği ), which is located in this district. The center is the Kızılay Meydanı ( Kızılay Square ).

There are many retail and grocery stores on the main street, Ataturk Bulvarı, as well as restaurants and bars with outdoor seating, fish markets and a large flower market.

In Kızılay there is Güven Park with lots of trees and benches, next to it a bus station. During protests in Turkey in 2013 , Kızılay Square, next to Taksim Square in Istanbul, was one of the most important meeting places .

On March 13, 2016, an attack occurred here that resulted in several deaths.

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  1. a b Anatolia: Travel guide and photos of Turkey . Retrieved on February 1, 2009.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  2. Dozens of dead after a car bomb exploded in Ankara . Spiegel Online, accessed March 13, 2016.