Konya has been under the rule of the Hittites, Phrygians, Roman and Byzantine, Great Seljuk, and Anatolian Seljuk States throughout its history. In 1071, the gates of Anatolia were opened to the Turks when the Great Seljuk Sultan Alparslan defeated the Byzantine Emperor Romanian Diogenes in Manzikert. After the victory, Sultan Alparslan gave his commanders the task of conquering Anatolia completely. Konya was conquered by Sultan Suleyman Shah Although there are different opinions about the date of the conquest, after conquering Konya Süleyman Shah proceeded to the west and chose Iznik as the capital and established the Anatolian Seljuk State in 1074. Accordingly, the date of conquest...

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