Erdogan building Turkish 'Pentagon' in Ankara

The new compound will be called the "Crescent Star" because it will have a crescent-shaped building and a star-shaped building, based on the symbols on the Turkish flag 

The president of Turkey has announced the construction of a Turkish "Pentagon" – a giant complex of buildings in Ankara that will house the Ministry of National Defence and the general staff of the Turkish military. 

The new compound will be called the "Crescent Star" because it will have a crescent-shaped building and a star-shaped building, based on the symbols on the Turkish flag. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said "We will be establishing a structure here which will strike fear into our enemies with its standing and give confidence to our friends."

The complex, which will house all of the country's security and military organizations, is supposed to be completed by 2023 on an area of 0.8 square kilometers, with around 15,000 people expected to work there. In addition, the buildings will be surrounded by open areas for holding military ceremonies, according to a report by Russian website Sputnik News. 

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