Yunus Emre .. the most famous Turkish poet
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Yunus Emre is one of the most famous Turkish folk poets, born in 1238 AD and considered one of the most popular poets who greatly influenced Turkish culture.
Yunus Emre was also a famous Sufi as his poems written in the Turkish language are filled with many hidden meanings and rulings.
In the following article, we learn about the details of the life of the famous Turkish poet Yunus Emre, who is known by the nickname Yunus Al Gharib which means “Yunus the Stranger”.
Who is Yunus Emre?
Yunus Emre is a famous Turkish Muslim poet who greatly influenced Turkish literature. He was born in 1238 AD and died in 1321 AD.
Yunus lived his life with his mother in his youth, and according to some historical sources, he felt lonely and alienated, as he was called “Yunus The stranger” from time to time. Yunus Emre wandered in the middle of vineyards and orchards in a state of deep contemplation.
The years that Yunus Emre lived witnessed the Mongol invasion of Anatolia and the constant battles between the Turks and the Mongols, and at that time famine and devastation spread around Anatolia.
Yunus Emre toured many cities and states, the most prominent of which was his trip to Kayseri, Tabriz, Sivas, Mers, Baghdad, Nakhchivan and Shiraz.
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Yunus Emre was a contemporary of the Seljuk state, as he was born in the town of sarıköy (called Yunus Emre Nowadays), which is affiliated with Sivrihisar in the state of Eskişehir today.