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Art and Culture in Ankara

 

 

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Ankara is a center for opera and ballet, jazz and modern dance, and home of the prestigious Presidential Symphony Orchestra. Ankara also has a large number of theatres with many ambitious productions. In addition to exhibitions at public and private galleries throughout the city, exhibitions are also held at the Ataturk Cultural Center. The city has many cinemas showing the best Turkish and foreign films, and there are a number of film festivals on various themes throughout the year. Every year in April/May the city hosts an International Arts and Music Festival, with performances by the finest Turkish and foreign musicians. The April 23rd Children's Festival is also quite an event, with groups of children from all over the world taking part. Altin Park is home to the Ankara Fairgrounds; beautiful fairs are held year-round here.