A small town in the west of Turkey.a town of famous carpets, volcanos,
poplars, and old houses.
The Name Of Kula
Kula attaracted quite a lot attention since very ancient times,
Also B.C.periods and has been an important center. The famous historian Strabon, who visited his distric 2000 years ago, gave the name of “ Katekekanmene” to the region of Kula.
There ara many researches who make studies about the name of Kula, but here is not any eqact foundings on this matter.
Decaupe points out that the word Kula was the name given to all the acropolis of the Greeks. The fact that the Antioch Akropodinc Anna on the Otontes river was called Kula, and Seylidzes Kala, shows taht this word is nothing else than the Arabic word “ Kal” e and it is used by the Turks for any residental region.
According to Prof. Kiepert, Kula is a word which was meanin “city” in the old Turkish language.
Von Dies advocates that Kula was KOLOE, which was on of the ancient Lydian cities. He arrived to this conclusion by considering an old script written by the people of Koloe. Kuwla was considered as the new shape of Koloe.
When Ramsay came to visit Kula for the first time, he saw this script and told that these similarities of the names were purely coincidential. According to Ramsay, the word Kula is completely Turkish. The Turks gave this name which has the meanin of “fortress” to his big and important city, which was calles as Opsikion by the old Byzantincs.
According to another rumour, though its air ad water was good and healthy, a rich person contructed a fortress here, and this region has been developed in time and arrived until these days. It is said tah, by changing the name of Kule, the acual name Kula derives from his old name.