Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. It is located in the central region of the country and is an important political, cultural, and commercial center. The city has a population of over 5 million people. Ankara has a rich history, having been settled since the Bronze Age and served as the capital of the Hittite, Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires at various points in history. Today, it is known for its modern government buildings and landmarks, such as the Presidential Palace and the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.