Ottoman Empire, Turkish Empire(noun)
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Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire
A large empire which began as a Turkish sultanate centered on modern Turkey; founded in the late 13th century, it lasted until the end of World War I.
Origin: Ottoman, from the Middle Ottoman, from post-classical Ottomanus, from personal name (‘uthmān) + Empire. As Osman is the Turkish spelling of that male Arabic given name Uthman, the Ottoman Empire is sometimes referred to as the Osman Empire, Osmanic Empire, or Osmanian Empire. Over the centuries the Ottoman Empire existed, it was commonly referred to as Turkey.
The Ottoman Empire, also historically referred to as the Turkish Empire or Turkey, was a state founded by Turkish tribes under Osman Bey in north-western Anatolia in 1299. With the conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed II in 1453, the Ottoman state was transformed into an empire. During the 16th and 17th centuries, in particular at the height of its power under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful states in the world – a multinational, multilingual empire, controlling much of southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa. At the beginning of the 17th century the empire contained 32 provinces and numerous vassal states, some of which were later absorbed into the empire, while others were granted various types of autonomy during the course of centuries. With Constantinople as its capital and control of vast lands around the Mediterranean basin, the empire was at the centre of interactions between the Eastern and Western worlds for over six centuries. It was dissolved in the aftermath of World War I, and replaced by various states.
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A sultanate comprised at various times of parts of EUROPE, ASIA, and AFRICA. Its period extends generally from 1301 to 1922.
The numerical value of ottoman empire in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of ottoman empire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This was the first time the Ottoman Empire recorded a major military victory against world powers for 150-odd years, the empire was in decline. The 18th of March marked a point where that tide at least briefly was stemmed.
We accept that the Armenian genocide is a reality wholeheartedly. We also accept the Kurdish responsibility in it.. If you(AKP) is so keen on embracing all the legacy of Ottoman Empire go on and embrace this as a reality. (On the question of his opinions about 1915 events of Armenian mass killings in Ottoman Empire)
You (AKP) are very hard on C.U.P. when you wish, you can even say that "C.U.P. ideology has brought tyranny to this land". But when it is about the Armenians you can be even more pro-Enver than Enver or pro-Talat than Talat. I am truly amazed. (Referring to the 2 leaders, Enver Pasha and Talat Pasha of Committee of Union and Progress which was the de-facto ruler of Ottoman Empire during events of mass killings and deportations of Armenians.)
Nobody is blaming the current German population for the Nazi genocide. It was blamed on Hitler's politics and vision. Similarly while it is widely accepted that the Armenian genocide is the result of the politics of C.U.P in that period, we find it clearly unacceptable to turn back on the Armenians and to put the current Turkish and Kurdish population subject to such suspicions and into a position to defend itself. (Referring to acts of Committee of Union and Progress which was the de-facto ruler of Ottoman Empire during events of mass killings and deportations of Armenians.)
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