On May 29, 1453, the ancient Roman city of Constantinople was conquered by the Ottoman Turks. Many historians consider the event – and this day – as marking the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of Europe's early modern period.
For the second time in history, Turkey sends troops to Tripoli to save Libya from violent forces, reminding many historians of the time when it supported the Senussi Sufi resistance against occupying colonial powers.
As part of a series, TRT World explores stories of fascinating personalities of African descent whose historical contribution have been largely ignored, which includes the story of a World War I-era fighter pilot.
As part of a series, TRT World explores stories of fascinating personalities of African descent whose historical contribution have been largely ignored.
Corporal Hasan of Turkey’s Igdir province was part of the heavy machine gun team of the Ottoman army and guarded Jerusalem for 65 years until his death in 1982.
Brenton Tarrant’s self-declared title of “kebab remover” is embedded in a greater pattern of racism.
Attempts at building nation-states after the end of World War I have done little more than raise the foundations for a vicious cycle of conflicts in former Ottoman Empire territories.
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