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Akşehir is a town and district of Konya Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. According to 2000 census, population of the district is 114,918 of which 63,000 live in the town of Akşehir. The town was known in the Roman and Byzantine empires as Philomelium or Philomelion respectively.

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Google previewThe Ottoman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2017)

by Mehrdad Kia

A joint Aq Qoyunlu and Karaman force then marched to Akşehir (Akshehir) in western Anatolia and raided the city. These attacks and the news of the Aq Qoyunlu-Venice alliance did not leave the Ottomans with any other alternative but to raise ...

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (2017)

by Richard Stillwell

MILLER AKARNANIAN, see AKTION AKQAKOCA formerly Akşehir, Turkey. Map 5. On the Black Sea 56 km NW of Bolu is a town near which may have been the site of ancient Dia. According to ancient sources Dia was a town on the ...

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