It remained powerful and influential for two more centuries, until important setbacks in the 17th and 18th century forced it to cede strategic territories in Europe, signalling the loss of its former military strength and wealth.
Turkish people love to meet new friends and think nothing of spending half the day talking to a complete stranger while putting the world to rights.
They join Turkish Love Rats and make it the focus of their Facebook page.
They start free blogs slating off every Turkish man they know and then join numerous amounts of forums to declare to the world that all Turkish men are sleazeballs and should never be trusted.
In the mid-14th century the Ottomans started uniting Anatolia and created an empire encompassing much of Southeast Europe, West Asia and North Africa, becoming a major power in Eurasia and Africa during the early modern period.
The empire reached the peak of its power in the 16th century, especially during the reign (1520–1566) of Suleiman the Magnificent.