Tokat (The photo was taken in 1990)

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Tokat was established in the Hittite era. During the time of king Mithradates VI of Pontus, it was one of his many strongholds in Asia Minor.

After the Battle of Manzikert the town, like most of Asia Minor, came under the control of the Seljuq Turks. However, after the death of Sultan Suleiman ibn Qutulmish in 1086 the Emir Danishmend Gazi took control of the area, operating from his power base in the town of Sivas. It would be many decades before the Seljuks took control of that region, in the reign of Kilij Arslan II.

After the battle of Battle of Köse Dağ the Seljuks hold over the region was lost, and local Emirs such as the Eretna took power until the rise of the Ottomans.

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Comments (98)

Giorgos Dimitriadis on April 5, 2013

Thanks a lot Fabrizio for kind comment and Like 40

Giorgos Dimitriadis on April 5, 2013

Thanks a lot Febrok for nice comment and YsL 21/41

João Paulo Coutinho on April 22, 2013

Bela foto.LIKE

Giorgos Dimitriadis on April 22, 2013

Thanks a lot Joao Paulo for kind comment and Like 42

Sławek K. on June 1, 2013

Great! YS+Like! - Greetings

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 1, 2013

Thanks a lot Slawek for nice comment and YsL 22/43

Fred Quader on June 24, 2013

L 44, F23, looks very interesting.

Giorgos Dimitriadis on June 24, 2013

Thanks a lot Kastl for kind comment and YsL 23/44

Alexkarl on September 11, 2013

The special charme of old abandoned houses well presented. LIKE!

Best wishes, Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

Giorgos Dimitriadis on September 11, 2013

Thanks a lot Alexandra & Karl-Heinz for nice comment and Like 45

Miroljub Todorović on September 19, 2013

Very beautiful capture!

YSL 24/46.

Best wishes, Tosa

Giorgos Dimitriadis on September 20, 2013

Thanks a lot Tosa for kind comment and YsL 24/46

ROSTAMDALILA on January 19, 2014

Nádherná poezie starých domů-kouzelná architektura! Skvělé foto. Mnoho přátelských pozdravů z Potštejn! 24/47

Giorgos Dimitriadis on January 19, 2014

Thanks a lot Jarda for nice comment and YsL 24/47

Akhtar Bashir Nigyal on February 22, 2014

Marvelous, Outstanding Capture...


Giorgos Dimitriadis on February 22, 2014

Thanks a lot Akhtar Bashir Nigyal for kind comment and YsL 25/48

Красивое фото! F+L C наилучшими пожеланиями из Карелии, Fen

Giorgos Dimitriadis on December 15, 2014

Thanks a lot Fen for nice comment and YsL 26/49

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Photo taken in Tokat, Tokat Merkez/Tokat, Turkey

Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 3, 2013
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    by Giorgos Dimitriadis
    • Camera: FUJI PHOTO FILM CO., LTD. SP-2000