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Konya is a city of love and a city of pilgrimage in the heart of the Anatolia region in Turkey.
Its ancient heritage shines in the light of Jalal al-din Balkhi Rumi, a man who was a great teacher and scholar of Islam in 13th century. He was known as a spiritual figure in his time and since then has been honoured as a saint. Rumi, known as Mawlana (master), is a messenger of love, having moved millions of souls over centuries with his poems and mysticism. Rumi, whose coffin was carried not only by Muslims, but also by Christians and Jews, died in a cold and snowy winter in Konya on 17th December 1273.
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