ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 23:
Turkish soldiers carry a memorial wreath  to Ataturk's Mausoleum at Anitkabir. The red and white flowers represent the colors of Turkey.

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ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 23: Turkish soldiers carry a memorial wreath to Ataturk's Mausoleum at Anitkabir. The red and white flowers represent the colors of Turkey. (Photo by Andrea Sachs/The Washington Post)
ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 23:
Anitkabir, a grand memorial devoted to the father of modern Turkey, features the Ceremonial Plaza and Ataturk's Mausoleum, where the country's first president is buried.

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ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 23: Anitkabir, a grand memorial devoted to the father of modern Turkey, features the Ceremonial Plaza and Ataturk's Mausoleum, where the country's first president is buried. (Photo by Andrea Sachs/The Washington Post)
ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 23:
A Turkish solider stands guard at Anitkabir on Observation Hill

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ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 23: A Turkish solider stands guard at Anitkabir on Observation Hill (Photo by Andrea Sachs/The Washington Post)
ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 24:
Ahmet Geyikoglu owns a rug and kilim store in the crafts shopping district near the citadel.

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ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 24: Ahmet Geyikoglu owns a rug and kilim store in the crafts shopping district near the citadel. (Photo by Andrea Sachs/The Washington Post)
ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 23:
Cats and coffee -- two common sights on the streets of Ankara, especially in the old section of Ulus.

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ANKARA, TURKEY - NOVEMBER 23: Cats and coffee -- two common sights on the streets of Ankara, especially in the old section of Ulus. (Photo by Andrea Sachs/The Washington Post)

With 4.5 million residents, Ankara ranks as the second-largest city in Turkey.