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Ulucanlar Prison Museum, Ankara
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The Ulucanlar Prison Museum is a former state prison located at in Ankara, Turkey that was converted into a prison museum following restoration by Altındağ Municipality. The museum was opened in 2011. It is the first museum of its kind in Turkey.PrisonHistoryUlucanlar Prison was established in 1925 in the Ulucanlar neighborhood of Altındağ district in Ankara, which had recently become the new capital of the Turkish Republic.The facility was built as a military depot in 1923 on an area of 34000m2. In its history, it was renamed several times and called "Cebeci Tevkifhanesi" (Cebeci Jail), "Cebeci Umumi Hapishanesi" (Cebeci Public Prison), "Cebeci Sivil Cezaevi" (Cebeci Civilian Prison), "Ankara Merkez Kapalı Cezaevi" (Ankara Central Closed Prison) and finally "Ulucanlar Merkez Kapalı Cezaevi" (Ulucanlar Central Closed Prison).The correction and detention facilities in Turkey are officially categorized in three security level groups as closed (kapalı), semi-open (yarı açık) and open (açık) prisons. Closed prisons are maximum security penitentiaries with external and internal control that hold violent prisoners and those judged most likely to escape. Semi-open prisons are medium security correctional institutions without external control but with only internal physical barriers that house prisoners bearing a moderate escape risk, who also have a job. Open prisons are low security, work-oriented prison camps with no external control and internal physical barriers that hold inmates, who are allowed to have limited interaction with the public. As of September 1999, the mixed-sex prison hosted 776 detainees and prisoners held in nineteen wards in the close and semi-open prison sections. The prison's healthcare facility had a capacity of forty beds.
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  • Beautifully arranged a themed museum. There is also the ability to shop, the fact that your soul while visiting the Museum, before ... the Museum complete the trip, then check out the shopping stress. No parking problem. But if you're late, especially in winter weather to go to the parking lot after you begin your car if it's not from the cold, until ıssızlıktan ürperirsiniz.
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  • Here is a very osgurlugu taken away from people's feelings a little bit. Dungeons section, the sound effects are very well done. It's no different than human statues unable to distinguish between real people. Necessarily must-visit
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  • Be sure your trip Ankara ulucan prison Museum. All wards, cells, step in detail, then navigate through the individual art Street shops, the way he did in the cafeteria after the SIP your tea, brewed, homemade dishes, if you want dumplings, wrap, taste a variety of dinners, etc from the pancake nice create yourself time to pass the time better than now by the way, URgezmeler.bu restoration of this place to everyone who contributed and especially pioneering in Esquire we offer our eternal gratitude to the President.
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  • Very interesting to visit, this old prison !
  • I've seen converted to the Museum I visited witnessing Ulucanlar prison. Was nice too. Executed only in the list of name of Levon Ekmekçiyan who massacre in Esenboğa. Just out of curiosity why is yaılma I want to know. Yours sincerely
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  • Beautiful restored a place in history
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  • Necessarily must be visited a nice Museum.
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