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The strategically favorable "convenient" position "situation" of Konya in the center of Anatolia which lies with Central Asian Seidenstrasse did "made" the town "city" always an important commercial centre and location for caravans. Today Konya with his "its" historical, cultural and natural wealth resembles an open-air museum, a green oasis is in the scanty level. In osmanischer time Konya was a significant religious center. After the ban of the Sufiorden by Kemal Atatürk it developed to a stronghold of the Islamic-conservative opposition "antagonism". Southeast from Konya, removed "unloaded" approx. 40 kms, there is Çatal Hüyük, one of the oldest "eldest" settlements of the humanity. Today Konya is one of the most significant industry and university locations of Turkey. The dancing dervishes organized in several teams of the town "city" also enjoy a certain call "name".
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