Information for participants



There is a selection of buses, dolmus buses, underground and taxis for your commuting in Ankara. Taxis can be located anywhere. Trustworthy and quick outside rush-hours.Prefer the ones waiting for customers at designed spots. Buses: You will need an EGO kart to use public buses (that can be bought from kiosks or büfe/markets) or 2TL change for the private buses (there is a person collecting the ticket price when you enter). For routes see the interactive map. The underground has two lines Metro and Ankaray and you can use an EGO kart to commute. The dolmus buses are fast and economic way of travelling around but you need to know the specific spots that they launch from. Güven Parkı in Kızılay is a major station for Buses and Dolmus Buses


There will be a shuttle service arranged especially for the paper presenters that stay at the city centre. The service will be commuting from Aldino hotel to the Faculty of Letters of Ankra University and back every day. Please conlsult the conference programme for the exact departure times


You can use the HAVAŞ airport bus (10TL) to reach the centre HAVAŞ City Terminal at Ulus and from there get a taxi to your hotel (about 20-30 TL if you are staying at the city-centre). You will find the HAVAŞ buses located outside the arrivals hall at the airport. Please tell the bus driver that you are going to ‘Ulus’ so as to place your luggage correctly. Ulus is usually the first stop of the bus (journey time from the airport approx. 35-45 minutes). There are taxis waiting near the drop-off area. See the HAVAŞ web page:




We offer discounted prices for conference participants at the following places:

* Aldino Hotel:
* Hotel Tunali:
* Shared room  accommodation at the BIAA hostel (priority is given to BIAA members)

Registered conference participants who would like to take advantage of those discounted prices should make their booking through the BIAA Anakara manager Gülgün Girdivan  at ggirdivan [at] (please attach a copy of your registration receipt-email).


During conference coffee breaks, a variety of coffees, tea, savoury and sweet snacks will be offered. Coffee breaks are open to all registered participants (papers presenters, chairs, organisers and registered listeners).

Conference lunches, conference reception and conference dinner are open only to paper presenters, chairs and organisers. Lunch-tickets and invitations to reception and dinner will be included in their conference pack.



If you are not familiar with Ankara here are some suggestions and selections of favourite places (can be also located in our interactive map):

Museums / Galleries in Ankara

A detailed overview |

The Museum of Anatolian Civilizations

The CerModern | The museum of contemporary Art in Ankara

The Koç Museum  |

Restaurants around the conference venue

Boğaziçi Restaurant | Very good Turkish Dishes | Denizciler Cad. No:1/A Ulus ANKARA

 Güzel Karadeniz Lokantası | Good Turkish and Black Sea cuisine | İlkiz Sokak, No 12/B, Sıhhiye Ankara

 Fayton Mantı | Especially for its the dolma and Mantı | Strazburg caddesi No:4\A, 06000 Sıhhıye, Ankara, Turkey

Yeşil Nalın Kebap | For good kebaps | Atatürk Bulv. 44/Sıhhıye/Ankara

Tarihi Çiçek Lokantası |  Good selection of Turkish cuisine | Necatibey Cad. No: 15/B, Sıhhiye/ Ankara

Adana Sofrası | For Kebap and Pide | Necatibey Cad. No: 28-30, Sıhhıye/Ankara

Eski Sofra| Old Turkish and Ottoman cuisine | Necatibey Cad. No: 15/B, Sıhhıye/Ankara

Bursa Agahbey| For İskender Kebap| Necatibey Caddesi No: 28/A, Sıhhıye/Ankara

 Kebab 49 (Sıhhiye): Good Pides and Kebabs | Necatibey Caddesi No: 20/A, Sıhhıye/Ankara |

Uludag Kebapcisi| Good Kebaps and pides | Denizciler Cad. No:54, Ulus/Ankara

Cafes / Bars / Restaurants (close to the BIAA)

Cafemiz | for a unique Sunday morning Turkish Breakfast experience | Arjantin Cad. No:19 G.O.P Ankara

Cafe Delmundo | Turkish breakfast everyday (kahvaltı), world fusion cuisine and good coffee in a friendly atmosphere | Tunali Hilmi Cad. Abay Konanbay (Bilir) Sok. No:14/A

Rumeli Lokanta | Traditional casserole dishes; famous for its işkembe soup. Bestekar Sok. 86/B Kavaklıdere/Ankara

Kebab 49 (Tunalı) | Bulten sok. No5 | Good Pides and Kebabs

Kıtır |  At the side of Kuğulu park for a beer and quick food

Sushico | Our favourite Sushi place in Ankara | Arjantin Caddesi Attar Sokak No.10 Gaziosmanpaşa Ankara

Bigchefs  | for an upscale Turkish fusion cuisine experience

LeMan | For a dinner surrounded by images of famous Turkish comic designers

See Places located on google maps


Bigchefs  | for an upscale Turkish fusion cuisine experience

LeMan | For a dinner surrounded by images of famous Turkish comic designers



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