The distance between Istanbul and Ankara was covered by rail; partly on the very nice new high-speed link (250 km/h). The following weekend was filled with concerts and demonstrations at the University and the weekdays with roaming around the city finding the different embassies to apply for visa.

One of the rare sights to see in Ankara: Anitkabir; the mausoleum of Kemal Ataturk
Changing of the guards at Anitkabir
... it is quite a big square to keep clean
I arrived on the right weekend; just when the yearly three-day festival of ODTU was taking place!