Facts in brief:
Important Byzantine base during medieval times; taken by Turkish Seljuq ruler Kay-Khusraw 1207; became part of Ottoman Empire late 1400s; claimed by Italy after World War I; Italian soldiers forced out by Turks July 1921.
Courtesy of Getty Thesaurus of Geographic NamesTM
( TGN )
Copyright © 2000
The J. Paul Getty Trust. All rights reserved.
You are visitor no.