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By Samantha Lafferty

ISBN-10: 1588436462

ISBN-13: 9781588436467

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Co. uk), also in the UK, has an Ottoman art and architecture tour around Istanbul, Bursa, Çanakkale and Edirne, taking in the magnificent artifacts, mosques and palaces of the sultans. n THE RISE OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE The Ottoman state rose from humble beginnings to become a world empire, which lasted from the late 13th century until 1923. The first Ottomans were nomadic chiefs, horsemen who won power on merit The Rise of the Ottoman Empire n 19 The first Ottoman State was founded at the beginning of the 14th century when Osman declared himself the leader of So—ut.

General mobilization was ordered. Two German military ships, the Goben and the Breslau, were turned over to the Ottoman navy. They shelled Russian ports while flying the Ottoman flag. By November, Russia declared war on the Ottoman Empire, followed the next day by Britain and France. Enver launched an ill-prepared offensive in the winter of 1914-15 against the Russians in the Caucasus, hoping that a show of Ottoman strength there would incite an uprising among Russia’s Turkish-speaking people. Instead, Russian military power proved devastating and the Ottoman forces were driven back.

Süleyman Demirel, Özal’s successor as president of the country, began his seven-year term. Tansu Çiller, an American-educated former economics professor, became Turkey’s first female prime minister. 5 million; and Syria about one million. The remainder are scattered across other countries. The Kurds are the largest population without their own state. Where the Kurds came from is unclear. Some Kurds consider themselves to be descendants of Noah. Others say they are ancestors of the ancient Medes, who, because of military conquests, defeats and the collapse of empires, began to migrate around 2,000 years ago to the mountains where they live today.

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