Bozkır: The Land of Zengibar

Established at the foot of the Central Taurus Mountains, Bozkır is one of the most ancient settlements in Konya. The ancient name of Bozkır, which has hosted many civilizations from ancient times to the present day, is Leontopolis, the City of Lions. The name of the settlement, which was also known as "Siristat", "Silistad" or "Serüstad" among the people in the old times, comes from the word Serüstad, which means the chief master of the Silvery Lead Mine, which was mined in the Tufan Creek and melted in the Selimiye School, according to a rumor. Bozkır is famous for its clean air, the smell of thyme and pine, its cold water springs,...

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