Experience the history of the Ottoman Empire in Turkey

Holiday in TurkeyThe Ottoman Empire is considered as one of the long lasting empires in history. Under the reign of Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire reached its peak and was considered the most powerful state in the world during the 16th and 17tth century. Ottoman history can be distinctly divided into two distinct periods namely the era of cultural, territorial and economic growth, and the era of political stagnation and military.

Ottoman history existed from 1566 – 1792. It was generally a multicultural, cosmopolitan and innovative state. The Ottomans had authority in both European and Islamic world during their golden age. The Ottomans entered in World War I along with Germany. The failure to capture Vienna under the leadership of Suleyman marked the start of decline period of the Ottomans. The Turks of Anatolia leaded by Mustafa Kemal fought against the Ottomans and finally brought independence with the Treaty of Laussane.

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