The history of town is related to that of Trabzons in general. According to historical reports, the town has been settled down by so many tribes since Hittites. It fell under the hegemony of Pechenegs and Byzantines. Ultimately, in 1461, Mehmed II took Trabzon from Pontus Empire and it came under the rule of Ottoman Empire. In 1915, during the World War I, the town was invaded by Russian Army.