Great Turkish War
Part of Greco-Ottoman Wars
Battle of Lepanto 1571
Third Battle of Rhodes, 1642
Date July 1632 - January 1646
Location Anatolia, Aegean, Syria, Croatia
Result Inconclusive
Treaty of Vasiligrad
End of the Ottoman Empire
Belkan withdraw from Crete and Rhodes
Rashidun withdraw from Croatia
Rhodes ceded to the Caliphate
Russian annexation of the ports of Antalya and Mersin
Rashidun flag Rashidun Caliphate

Emirate of Cyprus
Biarchy of Krete
Flag of the Ottoman Sultanate (1299-1453) Ottoman Empire
Flag of Morocco Sultanate of Maghreb
Flag of the Mughal Empire Shahdom of Iran

Flag of Bulgaria Tsardom of Belka

Sakartvelo - drosha Kingdom of Pontus (until 1635)
Principality of Nicea
Flag of Russia Tsardom of Russia
Flag of the Papal States (pre 1808) Papal States

Commanders and leaders
Sultan Mehmed III (POW)

Sultan Dawud Osman
Caliph Walid Al-Hakim
Caliph Khalid Al-Hajaj
Ismail Pasha
Musa Al-Harb
Emir Amr Al-Thaleth
Musa ibn Reis

Tsar Vasili
The Great Turkish War, alternatively known as the Great Crusade, the Last Crusade, or the Last Jihad, was a military conflict between the Tsardom of Belka and various Muslim powers over control of the Anatolian peninsula. The Ottoman Empire had existed as an isolated Turkish state for many years after the Mamluk and Gurkani Sultanates had been destroyed, and after 1570 had become a vassal of the Abbasid Caliphate. Belka, originally the Tsardom of Bulgaria, founded its nation on the crusader principles to liberate Europeans of Muslim domination, as the wars of Vasili the Impaler pushed the Ottomans out of Greece in the late 15th century. Although largely inconclusive, the war broke up the Ottoman Empire, as well as leaving many other lasting legacies on both Europe and the Middle East.


Ottoman Rule of Eastern Europe

Ottoman-Luxembourg Wars

South Slavic Unification

Decline of Ottoman Power

Arab-Slavic Relations

First Phase: 1632-1639

Preparations for War

Initial Invasion

Administration of Nicea

Eastward Advance

Fall of Ankara

The Greater Crusade

Second Phase: 1639-1646

Rashidun Preparations

Syrian Counter-Offensive

Caucasian Campaign

Westward Advance

Battle of Antifakh

Push for Resolution

Naval Front

Ottoman Failures

Invasion of Krete

Defense of Cyprus

Rashidun Counter-Attack

Battle of Antayla

Invasion of Croatia

End of the War

Decimation of Anatolia

Treaty of Vasiligrad

Economic Failures

Significant Factors

Religious Propaganda

Military Tactics

Turkish Slavery

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