In the summer heat in the year 1071, a history-changing battle was raging in the eastern part of Anatolia. The Seljuk Turks from Central Asia, had built a powerful empire that was clashing with the mighty Byzantines Empire. The result of the Battle of Manzikert in 1071 was a decisive Seljuk victory with the Byzantine […]
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The Great Game was an intense rivalry between the British and Russian Empires in Central Asia, beginning in the nineteenth century British Lord Ellenborough started “The Great Game” on January 12, 1830, with an edict establishing a new trade route from India to Bukhara, using Turkey, Persia and Afghanistan The aim was to create a buffer […]
Following the Arab revolt, Sherif Hussein proclaimed himself King of all the Arab countries, but the British government was prepared to recognise only his control of the Hijaz. Learn More and find references at – kjvids.co.uk/the-rise-of-ibn-saud Confrontation over the future of Arabia ensued between Hussein and another British protégé. Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud, a rising […]
The second Ottoman-Portuguese War (1538–1559) was an armed military conflict between the Portuguese Empire, the Kingdom of Hormuz and the Ethiopian Empire against the Ottoman Empire, Ajuran Sultanate, and Adal Sultanate, into the Horn of Africa, the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and in East Africa. Background This war took place upon the backdrop of the Ethiopian-Adal War. Ethiopia had been invaded in 1529 by the Somali Imam Ahmed Gragn. Portuguese help, which was […]
This British strategy of colonial divide and rule reached its peak in the Middle East during and after the First World War. During the War Britain appealed to the Arabs in the Middle East to join it in overthrowing Ottoman rule of their territories. But where does T.E Lawrence, better known as, “The Lawrence of […]
On June 1, 1911 in Ottoman history, the Ottoman Air Force (Kıtaat-ı Fenniye ve Mevaki-i Müstahkame) was founded.