Veles under the Ottoman rule

By the end of the XIV century, Macedonia was predominantly under the Ottoman rule. In that period (1395 AD), Ottoman rule was set in Veles as well. The city of Veles was called Kjupuri (bridge, city of bridges) due to the bridge on the Vardar River. During the Ottoman domination in Veles and its surroundings, the population revolted in various ways of resistance against the government. In 1598, in a people’s revolt against the government, the Archbishop of Ohrid, Varlaam, was arrested and fiercely executed.