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Karaman sept 2008 4722.jpg
13-SEP-2008

Karaman sept 2008 4722.jpg

The Eski Kütüphane (reading room). It will after some restoration house the city museum.

The building dates from the early 20th century. During the first decades of the Turkish Republic, it housed the Çiftçi Bankası (Farmer’s Bank) in one part, and the Karaman Kaymakamlık (District Government) in the other.
In the 2nd half of the 20th century, it became the ‘Yunus Emre Kütüphanesi’ (Library; Yunus Emre being a famous 13th/14th century poet and Sufi mystic, who lived in Karaman for a number of years). The library was accommodated elsewhere in the late 1990s, and the building was left empty, except for the ground floor which was turned into a number of small shops. In 2013 it was under restoration.

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: Website of ‘Karaman’da Unayış.com’ .

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