Ankara is not the most exciting destination in Turkey, although it does have some great places to see. It's more of a college town than Istanbul, lacking the spectacular architecture and sheer density; but it is a short jump from many other popular attractions. Here's a few recommendations:
Phallic rocks, underground cities, Anatolian sites
Cappadocia, Adiyaman, Urfa
Mediteranean beaches, tree houses, Greek islands, flaming mountain
Antalya, Belek, Kemer, Olympos, Kas
Aegean sea, hot springs, ancient cities
Izmir, Efes, Bodrum, Troy, Pamukkale
Black Sea coast, more ancient sites
Amasra, Safranbolu, Samsun, Rize, Artvin
And of course Istanbul.
We do have PDF guides available for guests who'd like to use our wedding as a springboard for a longer trip through Turkey. Just email us and we'll send it to you. We're also glad to share advice, suggestions, and lewd Turkish phrases.