Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Otlukbeli (1473)

Most people have heard of the Ottomans, but their opponents in today’s battle, the Aqquyunlu (“white sheep” in Turkish) tribal confederation, are considerably more obscure. They didn’t have a very long run as a major world power. But for a few decades in the second half of the 15th century, the Aqquyunlu controlled all of … Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: the Battle of Otlukbeli (1473)

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