Who were the Central Powers during World War I?
The central powers during WW I were Germany, Austria-Hungary,
Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire (aka turkey). They started from
the Triple Alliance comprised of Germany, Austria-HUngary, and
Italy, but Italy dropped out.
In world war 1 the central powers were Germany, Austria-Hungary and
the Ottoman empire. Italy was part of that alliance but because it
switched sides before the name changed from the triple alliance to
the central powers it is generally not considered a central