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In pictures: Turks exhibition
Entering Europe

The Ottomans first appeared in Anatolia in the 14th Century, and 100 years later already controlled Asia Minor and parts of the Balkans.

Under Sultan Mehmed II, thought to be portrayed here by the artist Shiblizade Ahmed, they took Constantinople and established a firm foothold in Europe.

Photo: Topkapi Saray Museum, Istanbul

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