In 1699, the Ottoman Empire was at war with most countries in central and Eastern Europe not allied with them. The Ottomans were defeated, and the Empire saw its first large amounts of lands lost, mostly in Hungary and Poland.
After many centuries of Eastern Roman Emperors, the last remains of the Roman Empire finally perished (though the West fell long before it) as Constantine XI Palaiologos was the final ruler of the Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine Empire) until the Ottomans took over and Constantinople fell. There were rumors that an angel rescued the EmperorContinue reading “Fun Fact: The Last Emperor of the Byzantine Empire”
In Turkey there is a city and province known as Batman. Though it has nothing to do with the super-hero but apparently got its name from a nearby river.
Dilhan Eryurt was a Turkish astrophysicist who made many scientific contributions for research on the Sun and other stars. She also worked for NASA and helped them with the Apollo program.