THE OTTOMAN TURKISH EMPIRE

Background

The dates tell the story: the Crusaders destroyed Constantinople; the Seljuk Turks destroyed the Crusaders; and the Ottoman Turks then created the Ottoman Empire. If there is blame for the loss of the Byzantine Empire it belongs to the European crusaders, not the Turks.

ENDNOTES

1          See Ottoman Empire at, http://www.ottomansouvenir.com/img/Maps/Ottoman_Empire_Map_1359-1856.jpg.

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