- 15.18. Hüyük: The history of Hüyük starts with the Hittites in 2000 BC. The most important monument from this period is the Monument of Eflatun Pınarı. Hüyük, occupied by Assyria, Phrygia, Lydia, Persia, Alexander the Great and the Romans, is one of the rare cities where many civilizations blend together. The fact that the capital of the Anatolian Seljuk State was located in Konya and its summer capital was the Kubad-Abat on the western coast of the Beyşehir Lake is one of the reasons that increase the importance of this region. In 1243 Ilkhanid armies under the command of Çobanoglu Demirtaş destroyed many cities in Anatolia. Mevlana, who resided in Konya in order to evade the resulting damage, requested that his students hide in safe locations. It is highly probable that Sheikh Idris and Sheikh Bahri, who were known as the founders of Hüyük and have their tombs in Hüyük, escaped from the Mongol tyranny and settled in Hüyük. After the Anatolian Seljuks, Hüyük was first annexed to Eşrefoğulları and then Hamitoğulları. It changed hands between Karamanids and Ottomans twenty times. As can be understood from the chronicle that Katip Chalabi mentioned in his book Cihannüma, Hüyük was among the villages of Kıreli Liva, which was a part of Beyşehir Sandjak after 1467.