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Mulla Nasrudin

Nasreddin or Nasreddin Hodja  was a Seljuq satirical Sufi, born in Hortu Village in Sivrihisar, Eskişehir Province, present-day Turkey and died in 13th century in Akşehir, near Konya, a capital of the Seljuk Sultanate of Rum, in today’s Turkey.

  • He is considered a populist philosopher and wise man, remembered for his funny stories and anecdotes.
  • He appears in thousands of stories, sometimes witty, sometimes wise, but often, too, a fool or the butt of a joke.
  • A Nasreddin story usually has a subtle humour and a pedagogic nature.
  • The International Nasreddin Hodja fest is celebrated between 5 and 10 July in his hometown every year.

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