Kızılay, Ankara

Kızılay is a neighbourhood in central Ankara, within the Çankaya district, mostly known for its trading and shopping centers. It is named after the Kızılay Derneği (Turkish Red Crescent) whose headquarters used to be located at the Kızılay Square, its centre.

There are also many retail shops and boutiques along the main road. There is a large area of restaurants and bars with outdoor seating, together with a number of popular fish markets and restaurants, as well as an outdoor flower market.

Güvenpark in Kızılay has many trees and benches, while a metro station and a bus terminal nearby provide easy access to other parts of the city.

On March 13, 2016, Kızılay suffered a terrorist bombing which killed 37 people and injured 125. The bombing took place on Atatürk Boulevard near Güvenpark.


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    Coordinates: 39°55′N 32°51′E / 39.917°N 32.850°E / 39.917; 32.850

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