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Turkish Empire

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Turkish Empire

n
(Historical Terms) another name for the Ottoman Empire
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Ot′toman Em′pire


n.
a Turkish state that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Cap.: Constantinople.
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Noun1.Turkish Empire - a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern EuropeTurkish Empire - a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
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At the peak of its power in the 15th and 16th centuries, the Ottoman Empire, also known as the Turkish Empire, controlled vast territories in Western Asia, including modern Syria, along with Southeast Europe, parts of the Caucasus, Arabian Peninsula and North Africa.
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As he commands in his speeches, he wants women to bear their husbands three to five obedient, pious children who will in turn grow up to emulate their fathers--and make the Turkish empire great again.
The Treaty of Bucharest, signed between the Turkish Empire and the Russian Empire in Bucharest in 1812, was mentioned in this chapter as part of the events' sequence.
Bey is a title used during the Turkish Empire times -- like other titles such as efendi, pasha and hanem.
Diminished by such losses, wracked by internal conflict, and vitiated by an absence of commitment to reason and science, the Turkish Empire eventually came to be widely known as "the sick man of Europe."
1915 ALLIED soldiers invaded the Gallipoli Peninsula in a failed attempt to take the Ottoman Turkish Empire out of World War I.
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Outwitting authority in an attempt to protect his vast fortune against the problems thrown up by invasion of Malta by the Turkish Empire, Barabas almost loses out as the Governor of Malta levies money from the island's Jews in order to pay off the Turks.
This is how Turkey's daily "Today's Zaman" presents Turkey in an article on February 3 by Robert Ellis: "The rise of the Turkish empire: Totalitarian leaders of the 20th century were known variously as Der Fuhrer (Germany), Il Duce (Italy), Generalissimo (Spain) and El Maximo Lider (Cuba), and now neo-ottoman Turkey has its Reis (Leader) Recep Tayyip Erdogan".

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