he history of Alanya goes back to the dark ages, with the oldest known centre located in the northeast and Oba area, where Bademagaci skeletons and fossils have been found.
For the region’s most famous historian Herodotus wrote that “those who come to this area after the Trojan War come here and settle here ‘’ Hittites, from 600BC and to the first half of XIV century, Cilicia and Pamphylia were attributed to them. This coincides with the period of residence to be taken by the Ottoman Sultan Mehmet, the Conqueror Alaiye. ( the old name for Alanya)
This is the time of Fatih Kilic Arslan, the son of the Seljuk dynasty which was conquered by Karamans son, Lutfi Gedik Ahmed Pasha in 1471 having much difficulty convincing Kilic Arslan but eventually incorporated into the Ottoman Empire. Alanya remained under Ottoman rule for a long time. Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, in a telegram mis spelt Alaiye as Alanya . Having had the error pointed out Atatürk was rumoured to have said, “Now that has been done, you get this beautiful name of Alanya for our region.”