Konya is the province of Anatolia known for its spinning dervishes and the centre of the school of thought of Mevlana the famous saint.  To see Konya, Australian nationals must obtain visa to enter Turkey. Firstly you must begin filling the application form online. You will get you Turkey visa for Australian nationals within 24 hours of your application. Please print the electronic visa document prior to your arrival. Turkey visa for Australian nationals is 90 days of maximum stay and the visa is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.

History

Prehistoric period

Konya, Turkey in the US has one of the oldest settlements. It is seen that the settlement in Konya started prehistoric (prehistoric). It is located at the center of Konya and at the same time is a mound of Anatolian Seljuk Sultan II. The result of researches on artificial hill and its vicinity called Alaeddin Keykubad ( Alâeddin Tepesi) was found in the prehistoric period, cultural findings of both Neolithic (Polished Stone Age) and Chalcolithic and also Early Bronze Age.

Again there is Çatalhöyük, which is the oldest and most developed Neolithic settlement center found on the Karahöyük and Konya Plain located in the central Harmancık district of Konya at a distance of 15 km from the prehistoric age mounds .

Ottoman period

In 1467, the city was under permanent Ottoman domination. Sultan II. Mehmed conquered Konya and put an end to the rule of Karamanoglu. During the Ottoman period, Konya became the center of Karaman Province and then of Konya Province . The Ottoman Russian War and the Balkan War forced hundreds of thousands of Muslims [5] to be forced into Konya and its counties due to the expropriation of Albanian, Circassian, Bosniak Balkan and Caucasian migrants.

Republican period

Konya, issued in Law No. 1987 3399 [7] with metropolitan won the title. Initially, three districts ( Karatay , Meram and Seljuk ) were included in the borders of Konya Metropolitan Municipality . With the law numbered 5216 issued in 2004, the borders of the metropolitan municipality were enlarged to the borders of the province with a radius of 30 kilometers. [8] with Law No. 6360 issued in 2012, 2014 Turkey’s local elections, then the boundaries of metropolitan municipalities was provincial territorial boundaries.

​Climate

The continental climate prevails in Konya . The summers are dry and warm, and the winters are cold and snowy. The temperature difference between night and day is between 16-22 degrees in summer. Due to spring and winter moisture, this difference falls to 9-12 ° C. The snow will remain in place for an average of 3 months. The hot and cold weather around it is very influenced by its centers. Although it is located in the southernmost region of Central Anatolia , it becomes colder than other Central Anatolian cities. That is why the middle Taurusis to completely prevent the sea effect. Konya has been transformed into a plain basin of oceans due to the extinction of the Tethys sea in Anatolia in the first geological time. This is the real reason for your flatness. Convective precipitation in the spring is common. The rainy months are April and May. Another characteristic of the Konya climate is that the summer is too late and the winters are too late. Step climate that is characteristic of summer drought has led to the training of the highest quality wheat in Turkey. In the spring, the grass that grows with moisture and rain leaves its place in the summer due to dryness and warmth. In Turkey, fog Konya is the province with the largest number of foggy days and foggy days. The reason is that the Konya plain is a dish. The lowest temperature measured in long time is -29 ° C and the highest temperature is 41 ° C. The most snowy month is February, the coldest month is January. The hottest months are July and August. Another feature is the breezy wind from the high pressure fields in the mountains around the summer evenings to the low press areas in the ovens. This is also the most obvious feature of daily temperature difference. January temperature average is -0.5 ° C, July temperature average is 23 ° C. Turkey’s province of Konya is the least rain.

Sports

At the end of the 2017-2018 season, Atiker Konyaspor , Super League, I majored in 15.sıra. Anadolu Selcukspor is the second team. There are three teams in BAL and two teams in women’s football leagues. There are 4 teams in volleyball leagues and 1 team in basketball and handball.

Atiker Konyaspor, Turkey Cup as champion, UEFA Europa League has participated in the group matches.

Ziraat Turkey Cup 3rd round in Selçuklusp Anatolia, Anatolia has handled Bağcılar’a, 4.Türk is sieved Boluspor’un. Atiker Konyaspor has participated in the 5th round of the cup and the 3rd team has teamed up with Batman Petrolspor. Trabzonspor’un last 16 rounds also eliminated. Galatasaray was eliminated in the quarter-finals.

Mevlana Sportif Aviation Club, established to love aviation, is at the center of Meram. It serves on paragliding and model airplane areas. Club members gather on weekends, especially in summer and spring, to organize activities and to show model airplanes. The aircraft called Octocopter responds to the needs of companies taking photos from the air.

Important sports facilities: Konya BŞB. Stadium (41.980) and Konya Sports and Congress Center (10.000) .

Economy

Tower Site (Seljuk Tower) and already one of the symbols of Konya in Turkey is the 20th tallest building.

The Konya industry has added to its industrial identity beside the identity of the grain mill used historically in many sectors.

One characteristic of Konya is; is not based on certain types of products but rather produces a wide range of sectors. In other words, it operates in quite different production areas from machinery to chemical, textiles to automotive spare parts, electrical to electronic food, packaging to paper industry. Konya exports to 130 countries. [29] According to 2013 figures by exporting $ 1.3 Billion Konya, Turkey Exporters Assembly, has entered into.

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