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Konya sept 2008 3851.jpg

Konya sept 2008 3851.jpg

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A somewhat overlooked türbe at the covered vegetables market

This ‘Fakih Dede Türbesi’ was built for Burhaneddin Fakih Paşa in 1454, during the Beylik of Karaman. Its form is a stylistic transition: the octagonal drum and pyramidal roof are still classical Seljuk, but the square ground plan is similar to what of the Ottomans built in the 15th-16th century.

The Karamanids (Turkish: Karamanoğulları), also known as the Beylik/Principality of Karaman, was one of the Anatolian beyliks, centered in south-central Anatolia, around the present-day Karaman Province. It came into being around 1250 (following the Seljuk defeat in Kösedağ against the Ilhanlı Mongols), and grew slowly - but steadily - to become one of the oldest and most powerful Turkish beyliks during the 14th-15th century. They were the first Anatolian dynasty (in the 13th century) to adopt Turkish as their court and written cultural language instead of Persian (as the Seljuk did). The Karamanid state was terminated by the Ottomans in 1487.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Sources: Website of ‘’ & Wikipedia.

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