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Vakıfkebir is an old settlement, although the exact date of its establishment is not known. Throughout its history, it remained under the rule of the Hittite, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Trabzon Greek Empire. In 1461, when Fatih Sultan Mehmet destroyed the Trabzon Greek Empire, it came under the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
After the conquest of Trabzon, Turkish tribes from different parts of the Ottoman Empire settled in Vakfikebir. As a result of the tribes adopting new settlements and carrying their culture to the region, the Turks returned to their homeland.
Within the framework of the Ottoman Province Law of 1864, it became a district of the Trabzon province in 1874. It was occupied by the Russian Tsardom on 20 July 1916. Despite this, it was liberated from enemy occupation on February 14, 1918. The period under occupation is called 'Immigration' among the people and is celebrated on February 14 as the day of liberation. The people of the district have always stood by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk during the liberation of the country.
For this reason, with the decision taken by our people, Kellecioğlu Abdullah Hasip (Ataman) Bey attended the Erzurum Congress as the Büyükliman Delegate on behalf of our district. Ali Hasip Bey was one of the two clerks at the Erzurum Congress.
With the establishment of the Republic, Vakfikebir has preserved its feature of being a district. The district had five sub-districts and 129 villages together with the center. However, some sub-districts were separated from Vakfıkebir and were accepted as districts on their own. Among these sub-districts, Tonya became districts in 1954, Beşikdüzü and Şalpazarı became districts in 1987, and Çarşıbaşı in 1990. Today, our district has 44 neighborhoods.