Who Should Be given the Yunus Emre Vefa Awards?
The articles I wrote about Yunus Emre were handled with a column style independent of academic research methods. In these articles, I shared some information about the acceptance of Yunus Emre's burial place, Eskişehir Sarıköy. Following these writings carefully, the reader realized that the studies and methods in determining Yunus Emre's grave had no scientific side.
However, in this article, , free from racial 1940s according to Turkey's quest to remain indifferent spirit that , Yunus Emre, Mimar Sinan etc. I tried to emphasize that Turkish elders got their share (!) From these practices.
It is obvious that no consensus can be reached on the real grave of Yunus Emre. Years ago, it is an invalid view to declare "Here is Yunus's tomb" and to argue that this was unearthed as a result of a scientific study.
There is no scientificity in determining the burial place of Yunus Emre. What is in question is general acceptance. It is a fait accompli, which Karaman definitely disagrees with and does not accept. This fait accompli approach may be in line with the spirit of the 1940s. But today, there is no obstacle to objecting to this and to presenting new views. New research and new data need to be revealed. The claim of "Yunus Emre is Ours" with empty phrases and rhetoric has no benefit to Karaman, it does not mean anything other than a coffeehouse cry.
Karaman, for the organization of the International Yunus Emre Symposium it should strive and host. While researchers and academics deal with the issues related to Yunus Emre in a versatile way, one of the topics in the symposium can be determined as "Yunus Emre's burial place".
Owning Yunus Emre cannot be expressed in language. It requires effort, it requires heart, it requires effort, it wants intelligence, it wants money, it wants a team, it wants space. Let's have a look at the works Eskişehir does regarding Yunus Emre and the efficiency of these works.
Printing of Yunus Emre divans, posters, various objects, ceramic works, internet portals, preparing CDs of composed poems by famous artists, concerts, prayers, chants, theaters , shows, symposiums, various competitions etc.
Eskişehir embraced Yunus Emre with great effort. Even the Yunus Emre Painting Competition alone is a great success. Esbank, a subsidiary of Zeytinoğlu Holding, has been organizing a national painting competition for 21 years. Another painting competition is organized by Anadolu University, also based in Eskişehir. Example of Eskişehir's ownership of Yunus Emre 9%