Presentation on theme: "TÜRKİYE KONYA Comenius Project TATU. Konya is located in the heart of the Anatolian plateau located 3 hours driving distance from capital city of Ankara."— Presentation transcript:
Konya is located in the heart of the Anatolian plateau located 3 hours driving distance from capital city of Ankara to the South and it is one of Turkey’s oldest inhabited sites. Today its population is 2 million. Konya was the capital of the Seljuk Turk Sultanate
Konya is known throughout the world as the home of the “Whirling Dervishes”
From the 12th to the 13th century, Konya was the capital of the “Seljuk Turks” an done of the greatest cultural center of Anatolia, who sought to achieve ecstasy and unity with God through controlled trance-like spinning.
It was during this period that the Muslim mystic “Mevlana Celaddiin-i Rumi” founded the sect of ‘Whirling Dervishes’
Mevlana Teachings expressed that love is the path to spiritual growth and insight. Broadly tolerant of all people and other faiths. Mevlana Teachings expressed that love is the path to spiritual growth and insight. Broadly tolerant of all people and other faiths. Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi said with his poem : Mevlana Celaleddin Rumi said with his poem : Whoever you may be, come Whoever you may be, come Even though you may be Even though you may be An infidal, a pagan, or a fire-worshipper, come An infidal, a pagan, or a fire-worshipper, come Our brotherhood is not one of dispair Our brotherhood is not one of dispair Even though you have broken Even though you have broken Your vows of repentance a hundred times, come. Your vows of repentance a hundred times, come.
CLIMATE OF KONYA Konya has hot and dry summers with an average of 30°C (86°F). However, usually temperatures are much higher and quite often reach +40°C (104°F). The highest temperature recorded in Konya was 40.6°C (105.08°F) on 30/07/2000. Konya has cold to freezing winters with high snowfall in the extreme months. The average temperature in the winter is -4.2°C (24.44°F) but often are much colder. The coldest temperature recorded in Konya was -25.8°C (-14.44°F) on 25/01/1989.
WHEN YOU VISIT KONYA Don’t miss visiting all these historical treasures
ALAADDIN MOSQUE AND PALACE Which are fine 13th century monuments built during the reign of the famous Seljuk Sultan “Alaaddin Keykubat” museum located on “Aladdin Hill”
KARATAY MEDRESE Constructed i n A.D. 1251 and stands to the North of Aladdin Hill and is now a museumwhich holds the best examples of Seljuk tiles and ceramics
THE ATATÜRK MUSEUM Built in 1912, this house was presented to Ataturk by the people of Konya in 1928, and opened to the public as a museum in 1964. Clothing, personal belongings, photographs, and documents are on display.
THE THIN MINARET Built during the reign of the Seljuk ruler Izzettin Keykavus II by the vezir Sahip Ata Fahrettin as a medrese, it became a public museum in50’s. It houses wooden and Stone Works of the Seljuk period.