About Us


We develop and implement participatory tools that will mobilize local potential with a holistic approach for the sustainable development of Ankara.

Ankara Development Agency, which was established as Turkey's youngest development agency with the decision of the Council of Ministers in 2009, carries out pioneering activities for the sustainable development of Ankara. Ankara Development Agency, which aims to activate local potential based on participation, prepares Ankara-oriented regional plans within the framework of national development goals and provides financial and technical support to the projects developed for the main goals and priorities determined in these plans.

It aims to make the city a center of attraction by introducing the unique investment environment and business opportunities offered by the capital Ankara to local and foreign investors. It aims to position Ankara as a globally recognized destination with its urban branding activities. Ankara Development Agency, which carries out its work with an innovative, impartial and solution-oriented approach, works for a dynamic Ankara that makes the most efficient use of its resources with its activities based on social, economic and cultural development.

Our Vision

To be a pioneer in the development and implementation of development strategies that will transform Ankara into a global capital in terms of economy, culture and politics.

Our Mission

In order to accelerate sustainable regional development and reduce intra-regional development differences; to develop strategies for the region, to provide support, to ensure cooperation and coordination, to carry out monitoring and evaluation, promotion and communication activities.

Our Core Values







Environmental Awareness

Social Awareness

Board of Directors

The board of directors, which is the decision-making body of the agency, consists of the Governor of Ankara, the Mayor of Ankara, the President of the Ankara Chamber of Industry, the President of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce, the Secretary General of the Ankara Development Agency and three representatives to be elected by the Development Council from the private sector or non-governmental organizations.

the Governor of Ankara

Mansur YAVAŞ
the Mayor of Ankara

Gürsel BARAN
the President of the Ankara Chamber of Commerce

the President of the Ankara Chamber of Industry

Hasan Fehmi YILMAZ
President of MUSIAD Ankara Branch

Chairman of the Board of Ostim OIZ

General Manager of ODTÜ Teknokent A.Ş.

Dr.Cahit ÇELİK
the Secretary General of the Ankara Development Agency

Development Council

The Development Council is an advisory body formed by public and private instutitons, universities and local governments of Ankara, in line with the regions development goals. It consists of 100 members. The board is the advisory body of the Agency and aims to improve awareness, enhance cooperation and steer the activities of Agency based on the demands of grass roots level.

Dr. Cahit ÇELİK
Ankara Development Agency
Secretary General

ÇELİK, who completed his undergraduate education in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the Middle East Technical University in 1999, started his career as the Civil Administrative Commander as a candidate for Erzurum District Governor in 2000, and completed his master's degree in Nottingham University, Department of Sociology and Social Policy in 2002.

After the district governorship course, ÇELİK, who served as the District Governor of Ordu - Gülyalı, Artvin - Yusufeli, Bingöl - Genç between 2003 and 2008, was appointed as the Deputy Governor of Giresun with a joint decree issued in 2008.

ÇELİK, who served as Çankırı - Ilgaz District Governor between 2009 and 2011, was appointed to Hatay - Samandağ District Governorship in 2014 after completing his doctorate in the Department of Economics, Administrative and Political Sciences at Texas Dallas University between 2011 - 2014.

Dr. Cahit ÇELİK worked as a Civil Inspector in the Presidency of the Ministry of Interior Inspection Board between 2018 and 2021. Appointed as Ankara Development Agency General Secretary on March 29, 2021, Dr. Cahit ÇELİK is married and has three children.

General Secretariat

The General Secretariat, as the executive organ of the agency, works for the realization of the objectives within the framework of the development plans through its working units and the investment support office.

Corporate Identity