Sinop is the Turkish name of a city on the Black Sea whose history stretches back at least to the Hittites for whom it was a port they called Sinuwa around the 14th Century BCE. The city was refounded as the Greek colony Sinope by settlers from Miletus in the 7th Century BCE. Much later it was the birthplace of Diogenes of Sinope, the famous Greek cynic who roamed Athens in daytime carrying a lantern and claiming to be looking for an honest man.