AKSARAY'DA KARAMANOGULLARINA AiT ESERLEN TARiIHLENDiRME SORUNLARI
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Aksaray region was an important stopover along the Silk Road that crossed through Anatolia for centuries and the city of Aksaray has a long history. The region came under the control of the Seljuk Turks after the Battle ofManzikert in 1071. The Anatolian Seljuk Sultanate they founded left impodant landmarks in and around Aksaray. The Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta who was in the region in the 14th century was impressed by the class of Muslim traders that had emerged in Aksaray and noted the urban centre as "a beautiful city, surrounded by waterways and gardens, with a water supply coming right to the houses of the city.''