Cinnah Caddesi

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Cinnah Caddesi

The Cinnah Caddesi (Cinnah cd on maps) is a major road located in the city of Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It is one of the most important arteries of traffic and commerce in the city. It was dedicated and named after Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. In the Turkish language, "Jinnah" is spelled "Cinnah."


The Cinnah Caddesi is a large road that is located in an important commercial and political district of the Turkish capital. Planned and constructed as an all-weather, concrete road with multiple lanes, its course is surrounded by high-rise buildings, residential complexes and public places such as parks and other large roads. Many smaller roads and lanes connect traffic with it. Offices of many important banks, corporations, commercial shops and other private institutions are located in buildings on either side of the road. Also based along the road are government offices and embassies of foreign nations, including India and Canada. There are several residential buildings along its route, which are high-priced owing to their location in the heart of the city.


The road has suffered from chronic traffic congestion and inclement weather, as well as damage from earthquakes. As of July 28, 2006 Cinnah Caddesi was transformed into a one-way road with an aim of reducing congestion. This change has caused major alterations in traffic patterns and transportation across Ankara. As of September 2006, the base of Cinnah Caddesi was involved in a major construction project, cutting it off from most of the rest of Ankara.

Dedication to Jinnah[edit]

Following its construction during the urban development of Ankara, the Government of Turkey dedicated it in the name of the founding leader of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. A progressive Muslim leader, Jinnah was a known admirer of the Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal, sharing his attitudes on modernization. Jinnah desired to implement many of Kemal's policies and reforms. The dedication was also a symbol of the increasingly close relationship between Pakistan and Turkey, who developed important commercial, political and defence ties and co-operation on many bilateral and international issues. Both states were members of the Central Treaty Organization (CENTO), a military coalition of Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, created in 1955 and dissolved in 1979. Similarly, in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, one of the most important roads is named after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The Ataturk Avenue in Islamabad, Pakistan, has the State Bank of Pakistan headquearters, Residences of the Members of the National Assembly, government lodges and offices and Islamabads biggest hotels. A road in Karachi, Pakistan's largest city, is also named after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

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