Assyrians were one of the states that developed trade in Small Asia. We are going back to 1950 BC and 1750 BC.
This is the period of Assyrian Trade Colonies era. Assyrians created a developed trade system between this landscape and Mesopotamia. This trade route consisted of many ancient sites and trade of natural goods were made. Trade was the major economical activity. This situation caused to provide an economical development. Traders were living in those centers so there used to be a busy life in those sites.
We have some archeological proofs that show us how much developed system it is. This is the sign of the importance of the landscape till today.