Change and Conservatism in Central Anatolia

Mimar Sinan park in Kayseri

The Central Anatolian province of Kayseri is in the middle of Anatolia, with a population of one million. Its rapid growth of population and its fast industrialisation mirror Turkey's recent transformation. Kayseri's per capita income is close to the Turkish average. Located 330 km from Ankara and 80km from Cappadocia, it is also the political heartland of Turkey's governing AK Party, and the home and political base of former Turkish Foreign Minister and currently President Abdullah Gul.

 

Industrial Zone Sumerbank
Kizilirmak
Kayseri
Hacilar
Musahacili
Sakaltutan
Kirazli
Mount Erciyes

 

Haci Mustafa Boydak  

Haci Mustafa Boydak

  Abdullah Gül  

Abdullah Gul

Saffet Arslan  

Saffet Arslan

  Ikbal Cavdaroglu  

Ikbal Cavdaroglu

Mehmet Ali Babaoğlu  

Mehmet Ali Babaoglu

  Mehmet Bey  

Mehmet Bey

Sükrü Karatepe  

Sukru Karatepe

  Saadettin Erkan  

Saadettin Erkan

 

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