Hacı Bektaş

Hacı Bektaş is 45 km away from Nevşehir on Nevşehir - Kirşehir road. Pieces of arts which are belong to Ancient bronze Age, Hittite, Frig, Hellenistic and Roman Periods, and found as a result of excavations performed at province center are exhibited at Hacı Bektaş Archeology Museum.

There is a Karaburna rock monument, which is written with Hittite hieroglyph, which belongs to Late Hittite Period, like at Topada and Sivasa, near to Karaburna village near to Hacı Bektaş.

Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli and His Philosophy

It is thought that Hacı Bektaş - ı Veli, whose real name was Muhammed bin Musa and dates of birth and death are not certainly known, is born in 1209 - 1210, and died on 1270 - 1271. According to the told epics, he is from Nişabur. His childhood and youth is passed in Horasan, and learned philosophy, social and fundamental sciences at Hoca Ahmet Yesevi School. Hacibektaş, had come to Anatolia from Horasan in a period, when Seljukian's political and economical order is corrupted, and divisions in management existed; and showed his best efforts for maintaining Turkish unity, and to become Anatolia into Turk and Islamic with visiting every villages and cities. He had trained young people in the school, which is established by him in formerly named as Sulucakarahöyük and currently named as Hacibektaş province; and tried to prevent Turkish language and culture from foreign impacts and degeneration.

His tolerance and humanity based thought system is reached and assumed by wide public masses within a short period of time. "End of the road, which don't follow science, is dark", "Let women to be studied ", "Hold your hand, tongue and waist", "research is an open examination", "Whatever you search, search into yourself", "Don't forget that even your enemy is a human". Above mentioned epigrams are best explaining the philosophy of Hacı Bektaş - ı Veli. His alignment is reflecting the same understanding with 1948 Human Rights Universal Declaration.


Summers are hot and dry, winters are cold and rainy in Hacı Bektaş which is within Cappadocia region.