Gölköy Castle dates back to a very old period with its history. The castle was built by the Persian King Dara M.He. V. The century was also built. It is located in the Castle neighborhood, 4KM from the district center. Gölköy Castle is built on a fairly large and wide rock mass, its height is 150 M.
The castle has been built in a way that is suitable for defense by having single-door observation points with wide area dominance. There is a cylindrical bastion and a watchtower on the left side of the castle entrance. It was included in the list of World Ancient Monuments by UNESCO in 1997.
Ünye Castle Historical castles such as Mesudiye Meletios date back 2,500 years ago. It is seen that Ordu lands, where there are several such settlements, have allowed people to settle since ancient times.
The entry of the Turks into the Army 14. Century, Rome and then the Greek State of Trabzon 1204 - 1461 established dominance in the region.
The Settlement of the Turks in Ordu City and Gölköy Castle
The first point where the Turks stepped into the Army territory, which is the Chepni branch of the Oghuz, is the Aybast Thursday Plateau. in 1105, a very fierce war began between the 6 thousand-strong army commanded by the Emir Danişment Gazi, the son of Danişmend Bey, and the 70 thousand-strong large army of the Seljuk State. Dec.
The valiant Turkish army, which fought fearlessly against the enemy army, which was very superior in numbers, was forced to withdraw with great losses. Danishmend Gazi, who survived as injured, was taken to Niksar, the capital of the Danishmendli Principality, and then passed away. His tomb is located in Niksar.
The tomb of Emir Kumbet, who is thought to be one of his commanders, is located in the cemetery where the soldiers who were martyred in the war are located on this plateau.
According to research, the Army was only 14th by the Turks. It was conquered at the end of the century.
14. The Hacı Emir Principality, which was established in the region to the east of Niksar at the end of the century, developed its activities towards the east and Suleyman Bey, one of the greatest beys of the Turkish principality, took the city of Giresun under his protection between Dec. 1396 - 97.
With the conquest of Süleyman Bey, Oghuz tribes such as 'Döğer, Eymir, Çepni, Alan, Yutlu, Kartin, Bayındır, Iğdir' came and settled in the region. The memories of these boys still live in the region. Shortly after this, the lands of the Army were conquered again by the same Gentleman.
The capital of the aforementioned Principality on the territory of the Army was Kalekoy, which is the village of Mesudiye today. The castle built by Hacı Emiroğlu has fallen into ruins today. There is a large historical cemetery near the castle. It is believed that the three vaults in this cemetery belong to the Emir Beys of Hadji.
Where is Ordu - Gölköy Castle and How to Get There?
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