In some historic English texts, the city's name appears as Konia or Koniah.

Ancient history

Excavations have shown that the region was inhabited during the Late Copper Age, around 3000 BC. The city came under the influence of the Hittites around 1500 BC. These were overtaken by the Sea Peoples around 1200 BC.

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Turkey to host meeting on Afghanistan in the spring

Times Argus 04 Jan 2019
Turkey blames Gulen for a 2016 failed coup. Khan on Thursday visited the tomb of the 13th-century Sufi mystic Jalaladdin Rumi in the city of Konya ... All rights reserved ... ....
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Turkey train crash leaves 9 dead, dozens injured

The Daily Journal 13 Dec 2018
(0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya collided head-on with the engine, which was checking the tracks at the capital's small Marsandiz station, Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan told reporters after inspecting the site ... All rights reserved.
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Turkey train crash leaves 7 dead, dozens injured

Ellensburg Daily Record 13 Dec 2018
(0330 GMT) train from Ankara to the central Turkish city of Konya collided head-on with the engine, which was checking the tracks at the capital's small Marsandiz station, Transport Minister Mehmet Cahit Turhan told reporters after inspecting the site ... All rights reserved.
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