Market (Bedesten) Kâtip Çelebi (1608-1659) wrote in"Cihannüma" that a "Sûk- u Muhtasar-i" (small bazaar) was present which means there was a market in Samsun in the 17th century. There was a market next to the right side of the fortification of Samsun Castle which contained twenty-two shops on both sides. There was an arched roof covering the market. In 1864 the market was renovated and some shops were replaced with gates to make the market more spacious. The seven gates included one opening to the inside of the castle four gates to the east and iron-clad gates at both ends of the market.