World Bulletin / News Desk
A huge number of Turkish and Austrians attended the event in Wien.
“Despite the centuries that have passed, Rumi is still one of the most widely read Sufis today in the world. It only can be explained by his teachings’ influence on people’s hearts,” YEE Wien Manager Ayse Yorulmaz said at the opening ceremony.
“Mevlana is recognized as "Rumi" in the west and his works are all over the world,” said Prof. Mahmut Erol Kilic, an academician at Istanbul based Marmara University.
Poet, scholar and Sufi mystic Rumi is one of the most widely read philosophers across the world, whose teachings have transcended boundaries of race, color and religion.
Rumi, fondly known by his followers in Turkey as Mevlana which means a scholar, was a 13th-century Muslim poet, Sufi mystic and philosopher born in present-day Afghanistan.
He is buried in Turkey's central province of Konya, where his followers flock to his mausoleum, especially on his death anniversary.
Rumi's Masnavi poem, with its more than 50,000 verses, is considered the most influential work in Sufism and has been translated into 25 languages.
Total number of libraries in Turkey reached 28,000 with over 64 million books in 2017, says TurkStat
City in southwest Turkey dates back to 2,000 B.C and has hosted many civilizations, professor says
One of the world's first stock exchanges was established in the Roman Era city of Aizanoi, situated in western Turkey
Hattusha archeological site in central Black Sea province of Corum was capital of Hittite Empire
Octennial excavations also discovered 2,500-year-old temple from Persian era in 2016
Zeynep Ikbal received Kairos Prize for her project over geometry and detailed drawings
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Director of museum in Yozgat says fossil belonging to mammoth found for first time in city
Gobeklitepe has recently been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List
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Grammy award-winning singer set to perform at Vodafone Park as part of her 6th world tour 'El Dorado'
Now the house lies in ruins, like dozens of others in the "City of Stone", defined by its castle, steep cobblestone roads and silvery-coloured limestone structures with views of the Drino Valley near the border with Greece.
Nemrut Caldera in eastern Turkey offers breathtaking views to visitors
Site in Sanlirufa province known as world's oldest temple