Km of Ankara, Beypazarı is in the old road of Ankara İstanbul. As in
the past, it is stil a social, cultural and economic center located in
the middle of districts of Ayaş, Güdül, Nallıhan and Kıbrıscık.
we review the history of Anatolia, we see that it was under the reign of
Hittites, Phrygians, Galatians, Romans, Byzantium and Seljuk and
Beypazarı was, in the Roman Period, on the way connecting Istanbul to
Ankara and Baghdad. Its first name was LAGANIA. In the book of Bilge
Umar, called the Historical Names in Turkey, Lagania means the land
of peak of rocks.
Beypazarı was called as Lagaina until 6 century AD. During 491-518 AD,
it was called as Lagania-Anastasiopolis under the reign of
the entrance of Turks to the Anatolia in the leadership of Alparslan,
Turks reached to the region of Marmara. During this period, Beypazarı
met with first Turkish raiders. During the period of Seljuk, Beypazarı
was a popular point for migrating Turkish tribes.
most important tribe among the Turkish tribes is the Kayı tribe, which
is the founder of Ottoman Empire. This Tribe settled down around of
Ankara. The grave of Gazi Gunduzalp, the grandfather of Osman Bey, the
founder of Ottomans is in the village of Hırkatepe, in Beypazarı.
the period fo Seljuk, Beypazarı became an important commercial center on
the way of Istanbul to Baghdad. With the conquest of Ankara by Orhan Bey,
Beypazarı was affiliated to the province of Bursa of Ottomans.
Beypazarı is a district of Ankara since 1868.
Beypazarı, which was a center of Ottoman Sipahis, backbone of the
agricultural and military system of Ottomans, was called as BEG BAZARI
(means that the bazaar where chiefs trade) because of the lively
commercial and economic life.