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Turkey

  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

In the 13th century the kingdom of Othman I became the dominant power in Asia Minor (now the Asian part of Turkey). In 1453 the Turks captured Constantinople and destroyed the Eastern Roman Empire. Thereafter, the Ottoman Empire expanded to include an area from Morocco to Persia and westwards into the Balkans. From the 17th century, however, the Empire began to decline, its power weakening rapidly in the 19th century.

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti (Republic of Turkey)

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Further Reading

  1. State Institute of Statistics. Türkiye İstatistik Yilliği/Statistical Yearbook of Turkey.—Diş Ticaret İstatistikleri/Foreign Trade Statistics (Annual).—Aylik İstatistik Büken (Monthly).Google Scholar
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