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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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  • Turkish political and literary history, so many intellectuals have hit the circumstances under which the stamp is held here, see and feel is very important
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  • Great animation, inside there is a story that the Mayor really works and share the story and provide a feeling of wonder offer, visit falls visit.
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  • as far as we know, we're used to the concept of the Museum is a very different place. newspapers of that era in the DUV titles, drilled into the walls the prisoners in their beds and short sentences, especially cells put into sculptures and audio recordings was very impressive. the jammed between the four walls. one of the places to be seen and to be aware of.
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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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