Why is turkey called sick man of Europe?

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Turkey was called the Sick Man of Europe in the early part of the 20th century. This was because the Ottoman Empire was crumbling and the nation was not doing well economically.

Is Turkey in Europe?

Turkey is partly in Europe and partly in Asia. The boundary between Europe and Asia goes through Istanbul. However, t he European part of Turkey is less than 10% of the countr

Why was Turkey known as the sick man of Europe?

The term was applied to the Ottoman Empire around 1853 by tsar Nicholas I of Russia, referring to the impoverishment of the Turkish region, and its failures in several wars. F

The sick man of Europe was a term applied to?

'The Sick Man of Europe' was the nickname applied to the Ottoman Empire in the second half of the 19th century (1850 onwards) Penn Foster answer: (TURKEY) " Modern day Of t

Why was the Ottoman Empire referred to as the sick man of Europe?

The Ottoman Empire, prior to its demise in WW I, was notoriously corrupt, badly managed, impoverished, and backward. Some or all of these traits linger in some middle eastern

Why is Turkey called the sick country of Europe?

Before the modern state of Turkey was formed after World War I, it was the Ottoman Empire. Towards the end of its existence, the Ottoman Empire was called the Sick Man of Euro

Why was turkey the sick man of Europe in the 16th centuery?

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Why is the Philippine is called the sick man of Asia?

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Which country was known as the 'sick man of Europe'?

The original "sick man of Europe" was the country of Turkey (then the Ottoman Empire), during the middle of the 19th century. The country was described as being sick, or decr