Ankara is the capital city of Turkey. However, it is still Istanbul that has the leading position in capital market activities, trading, finance and information technologies. Ankara has recently also started to lose its unique character as the centre of Turkish media to Istanbul. Istanbul .views the world as a smaller place, and asserts itself to be more global, more cosmopolitan. Ankara, on the other hand, is currently in search of a reinforced identity, as opposed to that of Istanbul, the imperial capital of the past. Ankara aims at strengthening its well respected image as the voice of nationalism and Kemalism, but at the same time an enlightened positivism and westernism. It is above all, the capital city of the seventy year old Turkish Republic. This must be the core of the image it intends to promote. Seventy years ago, in 1923, Ankara was announced to the nation as the new capital city by the leaders of the independence movement. Selecting a new capital in Central Anatolia to counter-balance the power of Istanbul superimposed some necessary duties for the new regime: Ankara, in the early 1920's, was no more than a small Anatolian town of which economy was based on mohair production and population reached only about 20 000 (Akcura, 1971; Gunay, 1988.). The physically inadequate and desolate small Anatolian town was to be reconstructed to properly present the image of a capital city, and injected new functions to serve the nation politically and economically as well as geographically.