Manuel's successful raid from Lopadion could not prevent a major Turkish invasion of Thrakesion

Summary:
The Turks had broken the truce by capturing Prakana and other places. Manuel therefore made a sudden raid from Lopadion, reached Pithekas where he had built a fort, but was unwell for one night; his generals, however, defeated the enemy nearby, gaining booty. It was now plain that the Turks were making a major assault on the theme of Thrakesion. To counter this, Manuel sent Theodoros Kontostephanos, but he was too late to achieve much, since he had not gathered an army before the Turks arrived. Their invasion reached as far as Kelbianon, not far from the sea.Manuel now began to plan a full-scale attack on Ikonion 
Dates:
1146 
Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (Manuel 1)
  • Sent Theodoros 17001 (Kontostephanos) to defend the theme of Thrakesion, but he had not gathered an army before the Turkish attack, which therefore reached Kelbianon near the sea (:) Kinnamos 39.11-15
  • As the Turks had broken the truce by capturing Prakana etc., he made a sudden attack from Lopadion, reached Pithekas where he had built a fort, but was unwell for one night; his generals, however, defeated the enemy nearby, gaining booty (:) Πρακανά Kinnamos 38.7-39.8
  • Angry at the Turkish raid on the theme of Thrakesion he started a full assault on Ikonion, writing with complaints to Masud 17001 who, among other aggressions, had captured Prakana and fought against Byzantine allies like Yaghi-Basan 17001 (:) ᾿Ιαγοπασὰν Kinnamos 39.9-40.6
  • When help had been sent to the suffering cities of Cilicia, he himself made another attack on the Turks, who had moved to bring under their control the forts around Pithekas, were making a raid on the theme of Thrakesion and ravaging everything in their way (:) Niketas Choniates, Historia 52.29-33
Theodoros Kontostephanos, military leader under Manuel I (Theodoros 17001)
  • Was sent by Manuel 1 to defend the theme of Thrakesion, but had not gathered an army and reached there before the Turkish attack occurred (:) Kinnamos 39.11-13