Demirköy – Orban master

Few would think that in the village of Demirköy we could find a Hungarian monument. However, in the village, in 2011, a headboard was inaugurated to commemorate the master of
cannon, a Transylvanian cannon maker. It was made by the wood carving artist Csaba Török
in Csíkszereda, in memory of the master Orban.

II. Ottoman Mehmed Ottoman Sultan occupied Constantinople May 29, 1453 and eliminated
the millennial Byzantine Empire, the main center of Eastern Christianity. Master Orbán fought on the Turkish side during the siege of Constantinople in 1453, and gained the reputation here that the Turks still pay tribute to his name. According to legend, during the siege, a huge cannon made by Master Orban had an immense importance.

The village of Demirköy was chosen as the location of the headboard, erected in memory of
the master, because it is located on the outskirts of the smelter where the huge cannon was
once made.

Budapest Ankara testvérvárosi megállapodás

Budapest and Ankara Cooperation

The cooperation between Budapest and Ankara dates back almost 30 years. In 1991, a Memorandum of Cooperation and Cooperation between the two countries was signed, and in 2015, the two cities signed a twinning agreement.

As a sign of mutual respect, first the Budapest Days were held in Ankara, and in 2016, the Ankara Days were held in Budapest, where the history and culture of the cities were mutually presented at the festivities. One of the boulevards in Ankara commemorates the friendship of the two cities, the Budapest boulevard.

On September 11, 2015, in the presence of István Tarlós, Mayor of Budapest and Melih Gökcek, Mayor of Ankara, the Budapest Avenue was opened in the Çukurambar district of Çankaya. In response to this gesture, one of the streets in the neighborhood of Tomb of Gül Baba was renamed Ankara Street in Budapest on May 2, 2016.