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Brief History of Beypazari

Beypazari is a cultural and economic center which is only 100 km far to the capital of Turkey. Through its history, it was dominated by Hittite Empire, Phrygia, Galatia, Roman Empire and Byzantines in the first ages and later by Seljuk Empire and Ottoman Empire...

The first name of Beypazari was Lagania which means "the country settled on rocky mountains" in Luwish. Luwi civilization is the one that ruled before Hittites. This information proves that Beypazari has a 3500 years old history. It is predicted that some treasury of the first civilizations lived in Inozu region is in Beypazarı.

Lagania name changed after the 6th century, because dominance of Roman Empire started to appear in Lagania. In Roman times Beypazarı was a center of episcopacy so Roman Emperor Anastasios visited Lagania. After this date, new name of the city was Lagania-Anastasiapolis (Anastasios's city - Lagania).

When the Turks came to Lagania-Anastasiapolis? Turks reached Anatolia region in 1071 thanks to Malazgirt Victory. Lagania-Anastasiapolis was conquered in almost 1075 and after... In Seljuq and Ottoman times, the city was on a important historical route which connects Istanbul to Ankara and then to Baghdad. This route is called as Silk Road in the history and it originally connects China to Europe and Silk Road was used for commercial reasons. In conclusion Turks gave "Beypazari" name to this important city. "Bey" means lord, master, gentleman, ruler and "pazar" means marketplace. Beypazari means Marketplace of the Lord...







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