Suleiman the Magnificent, the Ottoman Empire was one of the most powerful states in the world – a multinational, multilingual empire, controlling much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, North Africa and the Horn of Africa.
At the beginning of the 17th century the empire contained 32 provinces and numerous vassal states, some of which were later absorbed into the empire, while others were granted various types of autonomy during the course of centuries.
In some Western accounts, the two names "Ottoman" and "Turkey" were often used interchangeably. This dichotomy was officially ended in 1920–23, when the Ankara-based Turkish regime favoured Turkey as a sole official name, which had been one of the European names of the state since Seljuq times.
- 2 History
- 3 Government
- 4 Administrative divisions
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 Science and technology
Ottoman Empire and WWI . Umar, A. (Director). (2010). Ottoman Empire: World War I-Documentary Part 2 [Motion Picture].