The Ottoman Empire was manipulated into WWI by the Germans on the side of the Central Powers when the German navy sent one of its naval vessels into the Bosphorus.
While visiting Ephesus my tour guide said that Germany commandeered a naval vessel; fired on a Russian naval ship and was thus entered into the war.
The Ottomans grew economically weak, due to the economic boom of European Industrialization. Their workers lost their jobs due to cheaper products marketted by their European rivals. The Ottoman government, to save their state from this decline wanted educational, cultural and Militarial reforms which would cost so much that their treasury couldn't bare. So they borrowed, from the European Money lenders hence went severely under Debt.
As we can see the pattern repeating itself in a number of occasions during history, Debt can be used as a very powerful tool in political dealing and decision making, proved to be the case. Europeans were going to war amongst each other and wanted as much manpower at their side as possible. So they demanded their pound of flesh from the ottomans by joining the great war, with whichever side they take, promising to help them pay their Debt, if successful.
As the Allied forces sought the help of Russia, an arch enemy of the Ottomans, the Ottomans decided to side Germany.
This may come to a surprise to some, as how can the ottomans go against their European Money lenders, it is suggested that one reads the financing of the Banking elite of both sides of the conflicts of the Nepoleonic wars and their manipulation of the London Stock Exchange, buying up almost all of the shares of the English industries.
Their is another interesting link, regarding the financiers of the war and the possible resultant decision of the Ottomans. The Balfour Declaration of 1917 was issued.
November 2nd, 1917.
Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet:
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country".
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Arthur James Balfour
It wanted to increase its territory and help its allies.
November 14 1915
The Ottoman Empire was dismantled after the First World War, it was subsequently known as Turkey. Therefore, no, it was known as Turkey during the Second World War.
The capital city of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War was Constantinople.
The Ottoman Empire was one of the Central Powers.
The Ottoman Empire was allied with Germany in WW1.
The Ottoman Empire
World War I ended the Ottoman Empire. After the Treaty of Versailles, the Ottoman Sultanate was disbanded and the Young Turks took power in Ankara.
The Ottoman Empire joined forces with the AlliedCentralAxisEntente powers during World War I.
Because noone else wanted to side with them. Germany was supporting Ottoman Empire economicaly and military since almost 50 years.
The new territory of the Ottoman Empire was essentially just the country of Turkey. The Ottoman Empire fell after the end of World War I.
Ottoman entry into the World War 1 happened in October 28 1914.
ottoman empire. world war 2.
The Ottoman Empire.
Nope, he founded the Ottoman Empire HE WAS BORN IN 1258 - 1326 AND WORLD WAR 1 WAS IN THE 19TH CENTURY
The Ottoman Empire could not survive World War 2 so it killed itself. asapex
Yes, the Ottoman Empire signed a secret agreement with Germany during World War I.
They destroyed it
The fall of the ottoman empire
The Ottoman Empire wanted to go to war because the Allies wanted to go to war with Germany and the Ottoman Empire is supposed to help out Germany when they are in war or need some help. The Ottoman Empire has gone to war numerous times and each time for a different set of reasons. The above is only applicable to World War 1.