History of Safranbolu
Following the split of Roman Empire in 395 A.D., Safranbolu was annexed with the East Roman Empire (Byzantium). Turks appeared before the 10th century and settled there. Recently retrieved documents amply prove that Turks took reins of governance in 1196. However, power changed hands between Turks and Byzantines and often between Ottomans and small Turkish states. Finally, Candaroglu Süleyman Pasa seized the power in 1326.