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Karaman sept 2008 4746.jpg
13-SEP-2008

Karaman sept 2008 4746.jpg

The Yunus Emre Camisi, 1349, the oldest building in town, from the Karamanoğlu period. The Wikipedia has some information about this dynasty: Beylik of Karaman or of Karamanoğlu (Karamanoğulları in Turkish plural), also called the Karamanid Dynasty or the Karamanids, was an Anatolian Turkish Beylik state centered in south-central Anatolia, around the present-day Karaman Province. From the 13th century until its fall in 1467, Karamanoğlu was one of the most powerful states in Anatolia.
Curiously I could speak with the imam in my own language, Dutch, as he had lived in Vlaardingen till he was 12.

On the picture: The mosque, seen from the southwest. The low rectangular room, closest to the viewer, is the türbe (burial place) of Yunus Emre, the famous 13th/14th century poet and Sufi mystic, who lived in Karaman for a number of years. (Note that there are six other and widely dispersed localities disputing the privilege of having his tomb within their boundaries).

Correspondent: J.M.Criel, Antwerpen.
Source: ‘Karaman (Tarihi ve Kültürü)’ (Ilhan Temizsoy & M. Vehbi Uysal) – Konya 1981 & Wikipedia .

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