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After the dissolution of the Ottoman empire in 1920, Turkey's leader rejected the creation of an autonomous Kurdish state. Track a century of the Kurds' pursuit for independence with this timeline:

Growing up, I learned practically nothing about the Ottoman Empire and so much more of world history so it’s been the majority of what I’ve been watching on YouTube for the past couple months! Fascinating and upsetting none of it was taught in my school!

How a syndrome named after a treaty agreed after the end of the Ottoman Empire continues to influence how Turkey sees its relations with the West.

Aug 14, 1919 - French tank and soldiers patrolling Ottoman Turkish capital of Constantinople (Istanbul) as part of Allied occupation #100yearsago 

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After the dissolution of the Ottoman empire in 1920, Turkey's leader rejected the creation of an autonomous Kurdish state. Track a century of the Kurds' pursuit for independence with this timeline:

Ottoman cosmopolitanism and the myth of the sectarian Middle East – via @aeonmag 

For Syrians, Turkey’s incursion evokes the dark ghosts of the Ottoman Empire@GlobeDebate 

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OPINION: Neither the #US  nor #Turkey  trusts the other over vital security matters – this is both a consequence of Turkey’s new neo-Ottoman emphasis on the Middle East, and Trump’s Jacksonian turn away from the region, writes Dr. John C. Hulsman.

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Shine bright like the Mrs. Stewart Hooker 75-carat emerald 💎 On this day in 1977, @NMNH  Director Porter Kier and Curator of Minerals Paul Desautels accepted the gemstone, which once belonged to Abdul Hamid II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire ( 📷:77-13481-30) #OTD 

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Boris Johnson is the great-grandson of the Ottoman interior minister and journalist Ali Kemal, who was killed after being lynched by a mob during the Turkish War of Independence.

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HISTORY: On this day in 1453, the Ottoman Empire defeated the Byzantine Empire and conquered Constantinople, modern-day Istanbul.

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Percentage of population killed in World War I: Serbia: 16.7% Ottoman Empire: 13.6% Romania: 7.7% France: 4.3% Austria-Hungary: 3.5% Bulgaria: 3.4% Germany: 3.4% Greece: 3.2% Italy: 2.9% Britain: 1.9% Russia: 1.7% Portugal: 1.5% Australia: 1.2% US: 0.1%

Great news, my mom just called to say Scott Pruitt bought a broken ottoman from her garage sale for $275,000.

No matter what you call it, 1 thing is true: By 1922, up to 1.5M Armenians living in the Ottoman Empire were killed.

I hope @OneDirection  gets here soon. It's getting stuffy under this ottoman in their dressing room. #1DonEllen 

Mass WW1 killing of Armenians under Ottoman empire "first genocide of 20th Century", Pope says

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