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Mevleviyeh in Turkey

Mevleviyeh started with Mevlânâ Celâleddin Rûmi during the Seljuk period. Later, Mevleviyeh spread from Anatolia all over the country during the Ottoman period. After the death of Mevlânâ Celâleddin Rûmi in 1273, his son Sultan Veled systematized his father’s thoughts and created semâ ceremonies. In fact, this has been regarded as a religious order and the name of the dervishes …

Balıkesir City Guide: Balıkesir City Guide

Located where the Marmara and Aegean regions intersect, Balıkesir has a coast on both the Marmara and Aegean Seas. It is close to Bursa, Kütahya, İzmir, Çanakkale, and Manisa provinces and a neighbor to Lesbos Island, which belongs to Greece. Balıkesir has had a rich cultural accumulation between ancient times and the modern age.

Afyon City Guide: Afyon City Guide

Located within inner part of Aegean Region of Turkey, Afyon province consists of 18 counties. It was first under the sovereignty of Hittites, then the Lydians and Phrygians consecutively. In the 6th century BC, the province was conquered by Alexander the Great and came under the domination of the Persians. After the battle of Malazgirt, its sovereignty was passed to …

Pink Route: Cherry Blossom in Turkey: Pink Route: Cherry Blossom in Turkey

The naïve, soulful appearance of the cherry blossom has always sent my imagination on an epic journey. This special flower, with its delicate, almost ethereal quality, is associated primarily with Japan and indeed has a very special place at the very heart of Japanese culture. There, sakura (cherry blossom) season is heralded as the harbinger of a new chapter or …