Author(s): Yasemin AKTA?
The first meetings between Turkey Seljuk State Sultan Giyaseddin Keyhusrev II and Ayyubid kings were hold as soon as he came to the throne and an agreement of amity was made. Next, a kinship was established by making a marriage to Ayyubid queen on the purpose of maintaining an affable relationship between two states. Besides, Seljuk State helped the Ayyubid kings in the face of Turkmen and Khwarezm attacks although he sometimes took opposite side with them in the dispute between Ayyubid kings. Similarly, he requested for help from Ayyubid kings when necessary as in the case of the Meyyafarikin siege. Though there were periods in which the relations between the two states maintained, it could show an alteration depending on the existing conditions and states interests. The defeat of Köseda? in 1243 became the end of the relationship between Seljuk State and Ayyubids.