THE FROG OF PLATON FROM SINOPE TO SiNOP: PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY OF SiNOP ACCORDING TO ARCHIVAL SOURCES


ÜSTÜN DEMİRKAYA F. , TULUK Ö. İ.

METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, vol.29, no.1, pp.45-68, 2012 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.4305/metu.jfa.2012.1.3
  • Title of Journal : METU JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.45-68

Abstract

It is known that cities founded by the first colonists in the Black Sea region were small, with adequate piece of land for a small community, and a simple and easily defended harbour enough to support a colony. Sinop is a fantastic settlement of the ancient period, located on an isthmus which links a peninsula with the mainland. The peninsula is lying eastwards, where its harbour facing south east is not only deep but also offers easy anchorage, as it is protected from the northwestern, north and east winds. This unique location offered Sinop the label of a town having the only natural harbour in the Black Sea region of Turkey.