Beyliks of Canik (Turkish: Canik beylikleri ) is a name given to a group of small Turkmen principalities in northern Anatolia during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
After the battle of Kösedağ in 1243, Ilkhanid Mongols became the de facto rulers of Anatolia. The Seljuk sultans became the puppets of Ilkhanids and the former generals of Seljuks as well as Turkmen tribes within Seljuk realm who accepted the suzerainty of Ilkhanids, established themselves as semi independent principalities called beylik. But in the middle Black Sea region of Anatolia, there wasn't a dominant leader and a series of beyliks were founded mostly by the members of the same family. Those beyliks were even smaller than the beyliks in the other regions of Anatolia and they were nominal vassals of Eretna. They lived in a frequent warfare and their history is highly turbulent. The historians call all of them as Beyliks of Canik. (Actually Canik is the name of a mountain system in the Middle Black Sea region as well as one of the second level municipalities of Greater Samsun)
The beyliks 
In the following table the names usually refer to the founder of the beylik, (where the suffix "...oğulları" means "sons of") with the exception of Bafra which is the name of the capital city of the beylik.
|Name of the beylik
||End of duration
All of the beyliks were incorporated in the Ottoman Empire.
The monarchs 
Some members of the dynasties are:
- Hacı Kutlu Şah Bey (1340-1361)
- Hacı Şâdgeldi Bey (1361-1381)
- Fahrüddîn Ahmed Bey (1381-1393)
- Tacettinoğulları (Tâcüddînoğulları)
- Tâcüddîn Doğan Şah (1308-1346)
- Tâcüddîn Bey (1346-1387)
- Mahmud Çelebi (1387-1423)
- Hüsâmüddîn Hasan Bey (1423-1425)
- Hacıemiroğulları (Bayramoğulları)
- Hacı Bayram Bey (1313-1331)
- Hacı Emir Bey (1331-1361)
- Süleyman Bey (1386-1392)
- ^ Türkçe bilgi On line history (Turkish)
- ^ Yılmaz Öztuna:Devletler ve Hanedanlar, Kültür bakanlığı, 1996, ISBN 975-1704-715 pp.86-87