Yunus Emre is a renowned Turkish folk poet and Sufi mystic. His poets were mostly about the love of divinity, God and human destiny. He wrote in traditional style of Anatolian folk-poetry unlike his other compatriots, he was a simple and humble man who never put himself above others.
Details of Yunus Emre’s death are a little unclear but it is believed that he died in 1320, thus making him at least 80 years old. In the same way that many different villages were said to be his birth place, so it was in death with a number of locations for his final resting place being declared. His official grave today is in Mihalıççık, the district of Eskisehir.
To honor this great man, within the project “Include me”, we organized a visit to Yunus Emre Complex and Tomb. The complex is consisted out of mosque, culture house, fountain, mausoleum and museum. There are currently three graves in the complex, Yunus Emre was moved three times due to technical and practical reasons. Now, his final tomb take place in the middle of complex, it is a majestic tomb than is opposite of the way he lived. He was a poor man, but loved and adored by many. This love is still present, not just in Turkey, but all over the world.
Yunus Emre Museum was opened to visitors by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 1974.