WHY ANKARA

EIF 2018 Energy Expo is the biggest energy exhibition of the Middle East. The exhibition is located in the capital, Ankara, which offers numerous advantages.
Senior bureaucrats and a large number of major companies gather at this exhibition.
Primarily including Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Turkish Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries, major institutions of the sector such as TPAO (Turkish Petroleum Corporation), PİGM (Directorate General of Petroleum Affairs), EMRA (Energy Market Regulatory Authority), TETAŞ (Turkish Electricity Trading and Contracting Corporation), TEİAŞ (Turkish Electricity Transmission Corporation), TEDAŞ (Turkish Electricity Distribution Company), EÜAŞ (Electricity Generation Corporation), Turkish Coal Enterprises, State Hydraulic Works, Directorate General of Mining, Directorate General of BOTAŞ, TPIC (Turkish Petroleum International Company Ltd.), BOTAŞ INT, Privatization Administration of the Prime Ministry, Directorate General of Renewable Energy, Competition Authority, Directorate General of Mineral Research and Exploration, the World Bank, Directorate General of Eti Mine Enterprises, BOREN National Boron Research Institute are headquartered in Ankara as well as head offices of many large-scale construction and energy companies. Along with parties interested in energy from neighboring cities and countries of the territory, the convention and the Expo will host thousands of delegates for a period of 2 days.

History of Ankara

As the second biggest city of Turkey and the heart of Turkish War of Independence, the capital Ankara was planned as a modern city and has been developed in a very short time. The known history of Ankara reveals that the city was first founded by the Celts.

Having migrated from Europe to the Central Anatolia across Balkans and the Straits in the 3rd century B.C., the Celts constituted by the Galatian State, the first known capital of which was Ankara. Later going through the ages of Rome, Byzantine, Seljuks and Ottoman Empire, the city has been transformed to its current structure.

The most important visual structure of Ankara is Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Atatürk’s body was transferred from his temporary grave at the Ethnography Museum to Anıtkabir with a remarkable funeral. Rising on a hill with a panoramic view of Ankara, Ankara Castle is thought to have been first built in the 3rd century B.C. by the Celts. Monumentum Ancyranum situated in Ulus was built in the 2rd century B.C.. There is an inscription on the walls of the temple, recounting the deeds of the Roman emperor Augustus. Roman Baths, theatre and Column of Julian are the other works of Ancient Rome in the city.

Aslanhane Mosque built in the 13th century and famous for its ceramic decoration in turquoise color on its mihrab (niche), Hacı Bayram Mosque built in the 15th century and decorated with Kütahya ceramics, and Kocatepe Mosque built between the years 1967 – 1987 as the biggest mosque in Ankara all give the city a mystique atmosphere.

The city is also famous for its monuments. The most remarkable ones are Republic Monument in Ulus, Victory Monument in Yenişehir and Hittite sun disk in Sıhhiye Square.

Ankara, which is the administrative and political capital of Turkey, is also the capital of culture and art. Çıkrıkçılar Yokuşu and Bakırcılar Çarşısı are bazaars with cute little old shops where a variety of copper and brass souvenirs are sold.