List of Wars
Ottoman Rumelia
List of Wars
Ottoman Arabia
First posted on August 22nd 2004, last revised on March 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
Chronology, from League of Nations Photo Archive at Indiana Univ.
List of Wars, from Wikipedia
The History Files : Middle East, from Kessler Web
Ottoman Empire Timeline, from Turizm.net
The Ottoman Empire until 1508, 1501-1808, from World History Encyclopedia, timeline
A Military History of the Ottoman Empire during the Napoleonic Period, by William E. Johnson
Printed Reference




Wars of Ottomans, other Turkish Emirates in Anatolia 1300-1402

1302
1314
1326
1329
1331
1337
1345
1354
1375
1375-1380
1389-1390

1389-1391
1397
1398
1399
1400-1403
Ottoman victory over Byzantines in Battle of Bapheus
Karaman conquered Konya, made it capital
Ottoman conquest of Prusa (Bursa)
Ottoman victory over Byzantines in Battle of Pelekanon
Ottoman conquest of Nicaea (Iznik)
Ottoman conquest of Nicomedia (Izmid)
Ottoman conquest of the Emirate of Karasi
Ottoman conquest of Angora (Ankara)
Kingdom of Lesser Armenia conquered by the Mamluks.
Ottoman conquest of parts of Germiyan and Hamideli
Ottoman conquest of Emirates of Saruhan (capital Birge/Pergamon), Aydin (capital Manisa/Magnesia), Menteshe, Germiyan, Hamideli
War with Karaman; Ottoman conquest of eastern provinces
First Ottoman conquest of Emirate of Karaman
Ottoman conquest, annexation of Emirate of Eretna
Ottoman occupation of Elbistan and Malatya
War with Timur Lenk (Tamerlane)


Wars affecting Ottoman Anatolia 1402-1517

1403-1413
1410
1414-1415
1416
1416
1422
1425-1426
1428
1428
1432
1441-1444
1448-1450
1458
1461
1468
1468
1473
1481-1482
1485-1491
1499-1508
1509-1513
1511
1514-1516
1516-1517
Ottoman Civil War
Qara Qoyunlu (White Sheep Turks) defeated Jalayirid Dynasty
Ottoman reconquest of Izmir, of areas lost to Karaman
Revolt of the False Mustapha
Revolt of Bedreddin
Second revolt of the False Mustapha
Ottoman re-annexation of Aydin, Menteshe, Teke
Ottoman re-annexation of Germiyan
Victory over Emirate of Karaman (which had broken away in 1402)
Black Shep Turks (Qara Qoyunlu) conquered Jalayirid Sultanate
Karaman and Candar allied with Emperor, Poland against Ottoman Empire
War with Timurid Empire (Shah Rukh), Karaman and Candar
Qara Qoyunlu briefly occupied Herat, the Timurid capital
Conquest of Empire of Trebizond (Trabzon)
Emirate of Black Sheep Turks (Qara Qoyunlu) conquered by White Sheep Turks (Ak Qoyunlu)
Ottoman conquest of Karaman
White Sheep Turks (Aq Qoyunlu) defeated by Ottomans
Ottoman Civil War
War with Mamluks over Cilicia, which Ottomans failed to conquer
White Sheep Turks (Ak Qoyunlu) defeated, overthrown by Safavid Persians
Ottoman Civil War
Rebellion of Shah Kulu, in SE Anatolia
Ottoman-Persian War; annexation of Dulkadir, Mosul
Conquest of Syria, Egypt, Hejaz (Mamluk Sultanate)


Wars affecting Ottoman Anatolia 1517-1826

1526-1555
1526-1527
1539
1559
1577-1590
1596-1602
1602-1612
1616-1618
1622-1623
1623-1638
1658-1659
1722-1727
1730-1736
1743-1747
1776-1779
1806-1812
1820
1821-1822
1826
Ottoman-Persian War; Baghdad conquered by Ottomans in 1534, Basra in 1546
Anti-Ottoman Uprising in Anatolia
Ottoman Civil War (over succession)
Ottoman raid of Limassol, Cyprus
Ottoman-Persian War; Ottoman conquest of Azerbaijan
Jelali Revolts in Ottoman Anatolia; remnants of rebellion suppressed 1608-1609
Ottoman-Persian War, loss of Azerbaijan, Caucasus area to Persians
Ottoman-Persian War
Following Janisary coup in Istanbul, revolt in Anatolia
Ottoman-Persian War
Revolt of Abaza Hasan Pasha, centered on Aleppo, extending into Anatolia
Ottoman-Persian War; Ottoman occupation of Georgia, Azerbaijan, Shirvan
Ottoman-Persian War; Azerbaijan lost to Persia
Ottoman-Persian War
Ottoman-Persian War; temporary Persian occupation of Basra
Russian-Ottoman War
War with Wahhabi Arabs
Ottoman-Persian War
Suppression of the Janissaries


Wars affecting Ottoman Anatolia 1826-1920

1827-1829
1828-1829
1852-1856
1857-1858
1864
1877-1878
1894-1897
1914-1918
1919-1923
Russian-Georgian War
Russian-Ottoman War
Russian-Ottoman War (Crimean War)
Russian-Georgian War
Russian-Georgian War
Russian-Ottoman War
Unrest, Atrocities in Ottoman Armenia
World War I
War of Turkish Independence


for later history, see Wars of the Republic of Turkey









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