The diversity and extreme difference from my own background growing up in the UK, has been an eye opening experience, at times filled with heart-ache, indifference and curiosity.
The empire reached the peak of its power in the 16th century, especially during the reign (1520–1566) of Suleiman the Magnificent.
During the war, the Ottoman government committed genocides The Turkish War of Independence (1919–1922), initiated by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and his colleagues against the occupying Allies, resulted in the abolition of monarchy in 1922 and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey in 1923, with Atatürk as its first president.
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It remained powerful and influential for two more centuries, until important setbacks in the 17th and 18th century forced it to cede strategic territories in Europe, signalling the loss of its former military strength and wealth.
After the 1913 Ottoman coup d'état which effectively put the country under the control of the Three Pashas, the Ottoman Empire decided to join the Central Powers during World War I which were ultimately defeated by the Allied Powers.
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