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Two harbor cities: Sinop and Antalya during the Seljuk and Ottoman periods

Yılmaz, Melike
This study aims to study Sinop and Antalya, which were two coastal cities of the Seljuks in terms of urban development in the Seljuk and the Ottoman periods. These cities are important because of their locations as harbors along the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea respectively easing trade and providing security. Accordingly they are the coastal cities which were conquered earliest by the Anatolian Seljuks and remained in Turkish rule during the Medieval Era and afterwards. The study focuses on development of Sinop and Antalya in terms of physical environment and settlement based on social and economic transformation.