Adventure Guide Turkey by Samantha Lafferty

By Samantha Lafferty

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The Armenians were given rule of Eastern Anatolia and the Greeks were allowed to invade Izmir. The British had already taken control of Egypt and Cyprus and added Iraq, Jordan and modern-day Israel. The French were given the northern Syrian provinces. Introduction ers. He graduated as a captain and was involved in minor political activities, including setting up a secret society, which resulted in a short stay in prison. Upon release, Mustafa Kemal was sent away to Damascus in Syria. 30 n History The basis of our modern wars, occupation of the Holy Land and Middle East oil, were in the sights of the British and their European allies.

Orhan made Bursa his capital in 1355, advancing ever closer towards the city walls of Constantinople. Orhan’s son, Süleyman, seized Thrace in 1355. He died two years later and the throne passed to Orhan’s second son, Murad I, who brought Edirne and the Balkans into the empire. Murad I and his son, Bayezit, transformed the dynasty into a proficient military and administrative state. Power was centralized in the hands of a dominant sultan. Murad I AN ELITE ARMY Bayezit introduced an efficient system of collecting taxes from the subjects of the empire that restricted the traditional nomadic lifestyle of Turks.

Under his 46-year rule, the empire reached the pinnacle of cultural and social esteem among world powers. Selim I had extended the empire’s economic and military reach, and placed it in a more secure position than it had ever been. Süleyman was still not content. He pushed the boundaries of the empire to their farthest reaches with campaigns in Europe and Asia. Roads and caravansaries were built to bolster the trade route and an emphasis was placed on the development of science and the arts. Süleyman himself was a skilled poet and he kept an army of artists, religious thinkers and philosophers among his court.

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