Georgian-Ottoman War
Borders of Georgia after the War
Date 1686-1699
Location Caucasus
Result Georgian Victory
Ottomans permanently lose Caucasus
Georgiaking Kingdom of Georgia

Armenian Flag Khachen Melikate of Artsakh Circassia Flag Princedom of Circassia

PLC(EU4) The Commonwealth

Flag of Russia Tsardom of Russia

Flag of the Ottoman Empire Ottoman Empire
  • Pashalik of Akhaltskhe

Flag of the Crimean Tatar people Crimean Khanate

Commanders and leaders
Georgiaking Bagrat VIII
  • Circassia Flag Giorgi I of Circassia

Armenian Flag Khachen Hasan-Jalal VI

Flag of the Ottoman Empire Mehmed IV
  • Flag of the Ottoman Empire Yusuf I

Flag of the Crimean Tatar people Selim I Giray

Georgian-Ottoman War - was part of The Great Turkish War which lasted from 1686 to 1699 involving a large European Coalition against the Ottomans.


Ottomans suffered a shameful defeat at Vienna in 1686. Multiple Nations, exploited Ottoman weakness and invaded them, this conflict would later be known as The Great Turkish War. King Bagrat VIII of Georgia sensed the opportunity to break free from Ottomans, so he attacked and expelled Ottoman Garrison stationed in his lands, thereby Starting Georgian-Ottoman War.

Georgian Campaigns

Invasion of Shirvan

Bagrat and his vassal Hasan-Jalal VI invaded Pashalik of Shirvan and besieged its capital Baku. Pasha of Baku, Mustafa Sirvanoglu, surrendered almost immediately. Bagrat pardoned him and confirmed Mustafa's position as the Governor of Shirvan.

Reconquest of Samtskhe and Armenia

Bagrat advanced into Pashalik of Akhaltsikhe, taking dozens of castles before laying siege to Akhaltsikhe. Mehmed IV sent a relief force but it was defeated and Akhaltsikhe was taken on New years eve of 1687. Bagrat left his garrison in Various castles and left for Armenia where he was met as a hero by the locals.

Helping Poland and Russia

Peter I of Russia who was also at war with the Ottomans asked Bagrat for help against Crimean Khanate, 5,000 men that were sent by Bagrat played a huge role in taking of Azov in 1696. Bagrat also managed to transport some of his troops to assist John III Sobieski of Poland.

End of The War and The Aftermath

War ended in 1699 and Treaty of Karlowitz was signed. Poles forced Ottomans to cede Samtskhe, Shirvan and Armenia to Georgia. Georgia reached its peak in power and became an influential European power. Bagrat soon died and was succeeded by his son Alexander. Alexander began his reign by dethroning and executing Elmurza I of Vainakhia since he had revolted during Georgian-Ottoman War.

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