Home to the big empires of the middle ages such as the Roman Empire, the Eastern Roman Empire, Seljuks and Ottamans, Turkey was also invaded by the Mongol Empire, Timur Khan’s Armies and the Crusaders. The country is also home to important historical events such as the downfall of the Roman Empire, wars with the Crusader armies, and wars between Arab and Turkish armies. Anatolia, home to the conflict of East and West, became a unique place where both cultures clashed for many centuries. Due to these political events people migrated and emigrated from these lands from and to the Caucasus, Balkans and the Middle East. During this era, Byzantium, Constantinople, Dersaadet and finally Istanbul were the most important political, financial and cultural centers of the world through the ages of history.
Home To The Big Empires Of The Middle Ages