In “The Travels Of Ibn Battutah” young akhis who lived in medieval(13th century) mentioned as: “They exist in all the lands of the Turkmens of al-Rum, in every district, city and village. Nowhere in the World are there to be found any to compare with them solicitude for strangers, and in ardour to serve food and satisfy wants, to restrain the hands of the tyrannous, and to kill the agents of police and those ruffians who join with them. An Akhi, in their idiom, is a man whom the assembled members of his trade, together with orders of the young unmarried men and those who have adopted the celibate life, choose to be their leader.