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By A. Nuri Yurdusev

This e-book offers a normal figuring out of Ottoman international relations on the subject of the trendy foreign process. The origins of Ottoman international relations were traced again to the Islamic culture and Byzantine internal Asian history. The Ottomans appeared international relations as an establishment of the trendy foreign approach. They validated resident ambassadors and the elemental associations and constitution of international relations. The publication concludes with a assessment of the legacy of Ottoman international relations.

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40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. ’ Emphasis added. ), Çagdas Türk Diplomasisi: 200 Yillik Süreç (Contemporary Turkish Diplomacy: The Course of Two Hundred Years) (Ankara: TTK Basimevi, 1999), 4–5. For these alliances, see Kemal Beydilli, Osmanli-Prusya Ittifaki: Meydana GelisiTahlili-Tatbiki (Alliance between the Ottomans and Prussia: Its Development, Analysis and Implementation) (Istanbul: Günyay, 1984); and Büyük Frederik ve Osmanlilar: XVIII. Yüxyilda Osmanli–Prusya Münasebetleri (Frederick the Great and the Ottomans: Ottoman–Prussian Relations in the Eighteenth Century) (Istanbul: Istabul Üniversitesi Yayinlari, 1985).

50 The historical record shows that the Ottoman Empire became an active participant in the emerging European balance system. The Sultans pursued a conscious policy of balance vis-à-vis the European powers so that the rise of the nation-states was to a certain degree facilitated. Similarly, the European sovereigns took into account the Sublime Porte in their calculations regarding the balance of power in Europe and did not hesitate, from time to time, to align with the Sultan against each other.

Harold Nicolson, The Evolution of Diplomatic Method, 34–5. 74. I. H. Danismend, Izahli Osmanli Tarihi Kronolojisi (Annotated Chronology of Ottoman History) (Istanbul: Türkiye Yayinevi, 1971), VI, 43. On the imprisonment of the ambassadors in the Seven Towers, see also Berridge, Chapter 5, this volume. 75. Unat, Osmanli Sefirleri ve Sefaretnameleri, 17–19. 76. Unat, Osmanli Sefirleri ve Sefaretnameleri, 24. 77. I have extensively discussed the question of identity and perceptions between Europe and the Turk in my ‘Turkey and Europe: The Other in Identity Formation’, Zeitschrift für Türkeistudien, 13.

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