Ottoman Anatolia
First posted on August 23rd 2004, last revised on September 20th 2005






External Links : Links related to Ottoman Military History

For links on general military history sources, go to History of Warfare Main Page

List of Turkish Wars 1800-1999, from ACED
History of Turkish Land Forces Command
List of Wars, from Wikipedia
The History Files : Middle East, from Kessler Web
Ottoman Empire Timeline, from Turizm.net
The Ottoman Empire 1501-1808, 1796-1914, from World History Encyclopedia, timeline
A Military History of the Ottoman Empire during the Napoleonic Period, by William E. Johnson
Printed Reference




Wars affecting Ottoman Arabia 1517-1826

1515-1516
1516-1517
1520-1521
1526-1555
1538
1539-1547
1552
1554
1567-1570
1577-1590
1578-1589
1597-1602
1602-1612
1603-1608
1605-1606
1606-1607
1613
1616-1618
1623
1623
1623-1638
1626-1635
1635
1655-1656
1658-1659
1668
1669-1670
1670
1678-1679
1694
1701
1710-1711
1711
1722-1727
1730-1736
1737, 1742, 1743
1743-1747
1757
1770-1771
1771-1775
1775
1776-1779
1784
1786
1787
1791
1798-1801
1803-1804
1805-1813
1811-1818
1820
1821-1822
1826
Conquest of Dulkadir, Mosul, northern Iraq
Conquest of Syria, Egypt, Hejaz (Mamluk Sultanate)
Revolt in Damascus, against Ottoman rule
Ottoman-Persian War; Baghdad conquered by Ottomans in 1534, Basra in 1546
Ottoman occupation of Aden
Ottoman conquest of much of Yemen
Ottoman conquest of el Hasa
Ottoman fleet defeated by the Portuguese off Hormuz
Revolt against Ottoman rule in Yemen
Ottoman-Persian War; Ottoman conquest of Azerbaijan
War with Ethiopia
Revolt against Ottoman rule in Yemen, lead by Zaidi Imam Qasim
Ottoman-Persian War, loss of Azerbaijan, Caucasus area to Persians
Baghdad rebelled against Ottoman rule
Ottoman expedition into (modern) Jordan to pacify unruly tribes
Aleppo rebelled against Ottoman rule
Ottoman expedition against renegade governor of Lebanon, Fakhr al-Din II; the latter fled
Ottoman-Persian War
Fakhr al-Din, Governor of Lebanon, pardoned in 1618, again caused trouble
Rebellion in Baghdad, Ottoman siege, led to
Ottoman-Persian War
Yemeni resistance againt Ottoman rule; the latter were ousted by 1635
defeat and execution of renegade governor of Lebanon, Fakhr al-Din
Ottoman expedition into (modern) Jordan to pacify unruly tribes
Revolt of Abaza Hasan Pasha, centered on Aleppo, extending into Anatolia
Expedition against renegade governor of Basra
Ottoman expedition into (modern) Jordan to pacify unruly tribes
El Hasa lost to Banu Khalid Bedouins
Ottoman expedition into (modern) Jordan to pacify unruly tribes
Basra lost to Mustafiq Arabs
Basra regained
Ottoman expedition into (modern) Jordan to pacify unruly tribes
Lebanon : Battle of Ayn Dara
Ottoman-Persian War; Ottoman occupation of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Shirvan
Ottoman-Persian War; Azerbaijan lost to Persia
Feud between Governor of Damascus and Tax Farmer of Galilee
Ottoman-Persian War
Bedouin attack on caravan of pilgrims en route to Mecca
Renegade governor of Egypt, Ali Bey al-Kabir, took control of the Hejaz (1770) and Syria (1771)
Renegade tax farmer of Galilee, Zahir al-Umar, resisted Ottoman rule; in 1775 ousted by Egyptian forces
Janissary revolt in Aleppo
Ottoman-Persian War; temporary Persian occupation of Basra
Janissary revolt in Aleppo
Ottoman expedition reestablished Ottoman rule in Egypt
Janissary revolt in Aleppo
Janissary revolt in Aleppo
French occupation of Egypt, siege of Acre
Wahhabi Arabs took Mecca 1803, Medina 1804
Janissary revolt in Aleppo
War with Wahhabi Arabs; in 1812-1813 Egyptian expedition retook Mecca, Medina
War with Wahhabi Arabs
Ottoman-Persian War
Suppression of the Janissaries


Wars affecting Ottoman Arabia 1826-1918

1831-1838
1831-1833
1839
1840
1840-1842, 1845
1855-1856
1858
1858-1861
1871-1872
1876
1893
1897-1899
1904
1913
1914-1918
Ottoman Expedition reestablished direct rule in Iraq
War with renegade Egypt; Syria, Hejaz lost to Egypt
Ottoman attempt to regain Syria failed
Uprising against Egyptian rule over Syria; Ottomans dislodged Egyptians from Syria, Hejaz
Factonal fighting in Lebanon
Rebellion in the Hejaz, against Ottoman rule
Nablus Rebellion, Palestine
Factional fighting in Lebanon
Ottoman rule over El Hasa restored
Ottoman rule over Northern Yemen restored
Skirmishes between Qatari, Ottoman garrison
Secession of Kuwait, which in 1899 accepted British protectorate
British-Ottoman dispute over Yemen-Aden border
Conflict with Ibn Saud over El Hasa
World War I


for later history, see Wars of Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait









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