Kütahya, Türkiye

There’s no certain information about how Kütahya was founded but it’s believed that Kütahya is a city around 3,000 years old. Regarding the previous documents; Kütahya used to be called as Kotiaeon, Cotiaeum and Koti in the ancient times. The Phrygians are known to the first people having settled in the county area. The Phrygians, who came to Anatolia in 1200 BC, entered into the lands of the Hittite Empire and then became a state. Later on, the Kimmerians defeated the Phrygia king Midas the III and conquered Kütahya.

During the centuries Kütahya had been home to many cultures till in. 1078, Shah Suleiman the son of Kutalmış who founded the Anatolian Seljuk State conquered the city. Later on, it was given to Beyazıt the son of Ottoman Sultan Murat I in 1277 by Gıyaseddin Keyhüsrev the II. It was a dower of Devlet Khatun by Germiyans for the Ottomans.