- a former Turkish empire that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Capital: Constantinople.
Also called Turkish Empire.
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- the former Turkish empire in Europe, Asia, and Africa, which lasted from the late 13th century until the end of World War IAlso called: Turkish Empire
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