The Turks won the Battle of Gallipoli against an Allied naval offensive that aimed to seize Constantinople, which is present-day Istanbul. The Battle of Gallipoli is also known as the Gallipoli Campaign, Dardanelles Camp... More »

In the Battle of Gallipoli, the Allied Powers attempted to wrest control of the Dardanelles Straits, which was a sea route controlled by the Ottoman Empire, using sea and land power. Allied forces sustained more than 250... More »

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General George Washington started the Battle of Yorktown when he led a force of 17,000 Continental and French forces to besiege General Lord Charles Cornwallis and his 9,000 British troops in Yorktown, Virginia on Septem... More »

In the Battle of Gallipoli, the Allied Powers attempted to wrest control of the Dardanelles Straits, which was a sea route controlled by the Ottoman Empire, using sea and land power. Allied forces sustained more than 250... More »

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Some historians say that the Battle of Tours in 732 A.D. halted the spread of Islam in Europe, whereas others say that it merely helped the Franks consolidate power in Europe. Others argue that it had little lasting impa... More »

The people of Elizabethan England had a tendency to view any foreigners with suspicion, and the Turks were viewed in a particularly negative light. Due to the Crusades, Muslims were considered enemies of Christianity. Th... More »

In modern times, Constantinople is called Istanbul. The name "Istanbul" derives from a Greek phrase that means "into the city." The name was adopted by the Turkish-speaking Ottoman Empire and then by the Republic of Turk... More »