Seydişehir, the Land of Saints

The city is surrounded by steep mountains, most of which are extensions of the Taurus Mountains. It is feet are located in the Suğla Plain, a lush valley along the Çarşamba Stream, and its head leans on the Küpe Mountain. The springs that emerge from the Kupe Mountain foothills feed the ponds in Pınarbaşı, Kuğulu , and Beldibi utilized as recreation areas. It is rumored that the city was founded by Emir Sayyid Harun, who came to Anatolia from Khorasan in the early 14th century. According to his chronicle, Seyyid Harun Veli, who set out with a heavenly sign, came to a watery valley at the foot of Kupe Mountain, settled...

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