MEMLÜK-İLHANLI İLİŞKİLERİNDE BİR DÖNÜM NOKTASI: ŞAKHAB SAVAŞI (702/1303)
From Ayn Jalut War, there had been started a struggle between Mamluks who wantedto prevent Egypt from suffering likely attacks and to strengthen their sovereignty overSyria region for getting the mamluk transportation from Desht-i Kipchak safer andIlkhanids who wanted to reach to sea by getting hold of Syria region and to invadeEgypt in accordance with their traditional imperialist politics. This struggle appearedsometimes as a cold war like violations of frontiers, diplomatic manoeuvres andespionage mutually. There had been great wars like Albistan, Homs, Hkazindar andShakhab between these two states and Mamluks were victors in them exceptHkazindar. Shakhab War had some characteristics different from others from the pointof its results. Thus, as a result of this war, Mamluks' sovereignty over Syria regionbecame definite. Moreover, these two states went into the reconciliation way after thatwar. In this study, we dealt with the relations between Mamluks and Ilkhanids in theprocess towards Shakhab War briefly and Shakhab War and its results from everyaspects.