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Turkey: Elyx sees Ankara

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Elyx lands his cloud in Turkey’s second largest city and capital, Ankara. The city’s ancient history dating back to the Bronze Age along with a thriving population of nearly 5 million people grants Ankara the title of “the heart of Turkey.”

Elyx learns that Turkey was a founding member of the United Nations and there are 13 UN agencies located in the country, working for more than 50 years.

Elyx checks out the Atakule Tower and contemplates exercising in the park. (Photo Credit: UNIC Ankara)

Exploring around a little, Elyx immediately spots the 125 meters high observation tower called Atakule Tower. Located in the Cankaya neighbourhood, Elyx learns that it is one of the primary landmarks of the capital city.

Elyx is welcomed at UNIC Ankara. (Photo Credit: UNIC Ankara)

Excited to see what the United Nations does in Ankara, Elyx arrives at the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) headquarters, where the office promotes awareness of UN and its work in Turkey.

Elyx sits at the UNDPI chair to take a picture (Photo Credit: UNIC Ankara)

Next destination is the conference room to learn about the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) hosting its Twelfth Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) in Ankara from 12 October to 23 October 2015.

Elyx is shocked by the invasive alien specimens that were found in the ballast water. (Photo Credit: UNIC Ankara)

Elyx’s last stop before going to South Sudan is Gebze, a district situated about 50 kilometers east of Istanbul. Here, the International Maritime Organization is testing the ballast water of a ship for invasive alien species, which is a significant problem.

Informed and fulfilled, Elyx jumps on his cloud to travel through the Mediterranean sea, heading to a Protection of Civilians (PoC) site.

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