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Why did the Ottomans want to conquer Constantinople?

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2011-12-16 14:10:23
2011-12-16 14:10:23

Cause they wanted to

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In 1453 the Ottomans conquered Constantinople. Mehmed II lead them.

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in 1453 ottomans led by mehmed II

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