Images of rural Konya


Saturday 04 April, 2015 by Uncle Spike

Konya is a large province in the heartland of Türkiye, and the homeland to my father-in-law and his clan. It’s also therefore my official home too, according to my Turkish national identity card that is, however, to be honest, it’s not a province I know that well.


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Konya is a predominantly agricultural province; nestled up on the Central Anatolian plateau. These images I’ve selected will hopefully give you an insight to this very traditional stronghold of our very Turkishness.


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Mountains and flat farmland – it’s a place of varied landscapes


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It’s the heartland of what you might describe as the land of the traditional conservative Türks. Not quite sure how/where my father-in-law’s family fit into that category though! 


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As with much of the country, there is this visible dichotomy between the modern, westernised, professional, educated and financially affluent, and the traditional, rural, conservative side, who, even where relatively well-off, you’d never guess it on the surface.


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11 thoughts on “Images of rural Konya

  1. I love sunflower fields, do you grow them?


  2. bethbyrnes says:

    I have been so many places, but not Türkiye and have dreamed of going there. Istanbul alone could be a year’s adventure. I love the pictures of this part of your country and this post!

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  3. judy lawless says:

    It looks and sounds like a very interesting Country.


  4. Thanks for sharing–both photos and commentary. Happy Easter to you and yours.



  5. Sue says:

    Is this near the region of Cappadocia?


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