Is Yunus Emre from Karaman?
I've been writing about Yunus Emre for a while. I will continue these articles as 2021 will be celebrated as the Year of Commemoration of Yunus Emre. I would like to state that I will give priority to Yunus Emre articles throughout the year, even if there are other topics.
Let's briefly remember the previous articles. The tomb in Eskişehir Sarıköy, which is claimed to belong to Yunus Emre, is opened three times and the bones are transported to their new places each time.
The monumental tomb was opened to visitors in 1974 in Sarıköy, a district of Eskişehir Mihalıçcık District, with its current form. A culture house, mosque and fountain were added to the place where this mausoleum was located in 1982, and a statue of Yunus Emre was placed.
In the museum established in the Culture House, books introducing Yunus Emre and plaques containing the quatrains of Yunus Emre were exhibited. There are some architectural pieces remaining from Yunus Emre's first tomb and some ethnographic works. The monumental tomb in the 200 TL banknote, which is in circulation and with a representation of Yunus Emre on it, is this mausoleum in Sarıköy. Even the highest sums of banknotes has launched the Central Bank of Turkey is accepted as official proof that the opinion of the opinion that the Eskişehir Yunus Emre.
The historian Professor who seriously examined the life and philosophy of Yunus Emre for the first time. Dr. Is Fuat Köprülü. Köprülü does not mention Karaman in his work "The First Sufis in Turkish Literature" published in 1918. Noting that Yunus is a Turkmen villager who grew up in Sivrihisar, or Bolu, in one of the villages around Sakarya River, Köprülü said, "There is a great controversy about the burial (grave) of Yunus Emre, whose death is not known at all." says strong>.
Halim Baki Kunter points out that Fuat Köprülü never mentioned Karaman in his work "Yunus Emre Information-Documents" .
The grave in Sarıköy, Researcher Abdülbâki Gölpınarlı and Prof. Dr. Faruk Kadri Timurtaş also considered Yunus Emre's grave.
-Burhan Toprak is the First Person to Accept Yunus from Karaman-
One of the places where Yunus Emre's grave is allegedly found is Karaman. There is a rumor about the Yunus Emre tomb in Karaman from ancient times. According to Kunter, it was Burhan Toprak, who published the Yunus Emre Court in 1933-1934, who adopted the Karaman narration for the first time. (I will discuss Burhan Toprak and Yunus Emre Court in another article.)
Cahit Öztelli is one of the researchers who stated that Yunus Emre's grave was found in Karaman. Cahit Öztelli counts the names of Halim Baki Kunter, Ahmet Adnan Saygun, Kemal Güngör, Raci Temizer and Hasan Bıçakcı as members of the report delegation who were present at the opening of the tomb in Sarıköy in his book "Yunus Emre with Documents". According to Öztelli, Halim Baki Kunter is the only person who has information about Yunus among the Board members. Öztelli uses the following statements in his book:
“He (Kunter) is the grave head, which is nothing but a pile of dirt.