Region: Balikesir - Erdek
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The distict of Balikesir Erdek, is in the Kapidag Korfez of the Kapidag peninsula, whose old name was Aktonnesos, which applies from the Marmara area up to the Marmara sea and concist of a peninsula. Erdek is with it's antique towns, with it's Open Air museum, whith it's clean beach and sea a tourism center.
In the history Erdek is known as Artake. Because of it's name, it can be maintained that these distict was founded by the Sitlers. Artake was 1339 conquered by Orhan Gazi, the son of Suleyman Pasha and get under Turkish rule by him.