AN OVERWİEW OF THE FOUNDATİONS OF CHILDIR ( ALSO KNOWN AS AHISKA) PROVINCE AT THE END OF XVI CENTURY

Iasha BEKADZE

Bekir Tarık YİĞİT

Childir known as also Ahiska was the bordering state of Ottoman Empire in the XVI Century. Ahiska which was the center of the state was situated in the first line of military action against the Caucasus. The foundations that was established there were providing services in terms of religious economic educational and social area. In this article I researched the foundations of Ahiska region dated back 1595 (1003) years.

Key Words: Childir Province, Ahiska Region, Foundation, Cami-i Sharif (Grand Mosque)