The Ramadanids, Ramadanid dynasty or Ramadanid principality (Modern Turkish: Ramazanoğulları, Ramazanoğulları Beyliği), was one of the Anatolian beyliks, controlled Çukurova. Its capital was in Adana. It was one of the frontier principalities established by Oghuz Turkish clans after the decline of Seljuk Sultanate of Rum. Ramazanoğlu Hall, which is used currently as a cultural center, was the state residence of the Beylik. Administration hall of the Beylik does not exist today.
In 1375, Ramadanids destroyed the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia in the name of the Mamluk sultan of Egypt, this became their core territory.
The Ramadanids played a key role in 15th century Ottoman-Mamluk relations, being a buffer state located in the Mamluk al-'Awasim frontier zone. In 1517, Selim I incorporated the beylik into the Ottoman Empire after his conquest of the Mamluk state. The beys of Ramadanids held the administration of the Ottoman sanjak of Adana in a hereditary manner until 1608. The family remains prominent in Turkish society to this day.
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