Haci Bektaş and The Ahi Tradition
Kırşehir – Hacı Bektaş, Nevşehir – Gülşehir
Hacı Bektaş (Haji Bektash Veli) was an Islamic philosopher of the 13th century whose thoughts are based on the concepts of human love and human existence – in his view, man or woman, all of mankind is equal. The Bektashi Sufi order, which was named after him, was founded in the region of Cappadocia. Hacı Bektaş is considered one of the principal teachers of Alevism.
Hacı Bektaş established the first trade union in the world, the Ahi tradition, where all craftsmen had to follow certain moral and ethical rules in their jobs and to educate young craftsmen using rules, established social conventions, and tradition.
- Tomb of Hacı Bektaş (Haji Bektash)
- Nadar Avlu (Golden Courtyard)
- Hacı Bektaş Museum, Nevşehir
- Çilehane (Delikli Taş), Nevşehir
- Ahi Evran Külliye (Complex), Kırşehir
- Lamb tandoori
- Testi kebab (kebab cooked in a clay pot)
- Mantı (Turkish meat-filled ravioli)
- Chickpea stew
- Apple trees
- Semah (spiritual music of the Sema ceremony)