Countries in the Ottoman Empire

Which modern-day countries have territory that was ever part of the Ottoman Empire or its vassal states?
Based on this map
% = approximate percent of territory that was part of the Ottoman Empire
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Last updated: February 16, 2019
First submittedJune 11, 2014
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%
Country
100
Albania
10
Algeria
100
Armenia
90
Azerbaijan
100
Bosnia and Herzegovina
100
Bulgaria
60
Croatia
100
Cyprus
50
Djibouti
35
Egypt
10
Eritrea
90
Georgia
%
Country
100
Greece
80
Hungary
10
Iran
80
Iraq
100
Israel / Palestine
50
Jordan
100
Kosovo
100
Kuwait
100
Lebanon
10
Libya
100
Moldova
100
Montenegro
%
Country
100
North Macedonia
100
Romania
< 1
Russia
10
Saudi Arabia
100
Serbia
90
Slovakia
< 1
Sudan
80
Syria
90
Tunisia
100
Turkey
40
Ukraine
25
Yemen
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Level ∞
Jan 1, 2019
I've revised this user quiz. If you are taking it for points, keep in mind that it might have to be reset - since I can't guarantee that it is 100% accurate right now.
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Level 71
Jan 9, 2019
Did you figure out all these percentages yourself? I salute you.
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Level ∞
Jan 9, 2019
Don't salute me just yet - they could be wrong!
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Level 83
Mar 21, 2019
No surprises as is
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Level 68
Jan 1, 2019
Looks great, however, other maps show higher percentages e.g. for Jordan (100%) and Saudi-Arabia (~50%) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Turkish_Empire_1606.jpg)
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Level 79
Jan 13, 2019
I'm pretty sure all of Jordan was (loosely) under ottoman rule
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Level 65
Jan 2, 2019
They otto have conquered more, man
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Level 60
Mar 21, 2019
Please no.
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Level 30
Mar 21, 2019
90% of Slovakia? Wow. They expanded much further north than I thought.
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Level 37
Mar 21, 2019
Wow! Though quizzes kept referring to Turkey, I knew that there were more countries under Ottoman rule. I would have guessed that countries to the south of Turkey (covering the entire Middle East) and north of Turkey (Greece, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Romania and maybe Ukraine) would have been part of the Ottoman Empire. Would never have thought of Russia and the African continent at all.
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Level 57
Mar 22, 2019
I guess the Russia part is the one above Georgia and Azerbaidjan
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Level 54
Mar 21, 2019
Nice quiz. Having studied Ottoman history, this wasn't difficult. 36/36
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Level 60
Mar 21, 2019
30 of 36 .... 32nd percentile NO possible way that is a reflection of true ability , i believe almost no one here who says 36 of 36 first time is being honest unless it is the 4th try or later
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Level 58
Mar 26, 2019
I had 36/36 on my first try. Guessed Djibouti with 7 secs left. It's not that hard if you know basic geography, history, happen to live in one on the countries that was once partially under Ottoman rule and play Europa Universalis extensively.
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Level 45
Aug 1, 2019
I got 36/36 first try with 1:47 left by guessing basically all of the southeastern European, Middle Eastern, and northern African countries... it's not that difficult
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Level 76
Apr 20, 2020
I got it in two tries, with time in-between.
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Level 61
Aug 17, 2020
It's not that hard to just name countries one after another in a particupar direction until they stop being correct answers. I, for example, didn't know how far south of Egypt they ruled. So I tried them all and when SouthSudan, Ethiopia and Somalia didn't work, I knew I have them all and can move elsewhere. Same with Morocco, etc.

Oh, and I got 36/36 on my first try. And I don't really care if you don't believe me. ;-)

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Level 58
Nov 2, 2020
It's not as hard as you'd think, even without history knowledge, as long as you know that empire has been founded in Anatolia region or simply modern day Turkey and are geography geek. So logically if you know map by heart, you're gonna type in countries bordering Black Sea, Caucasus mountains, Middle East, Mediterranean Sea, Southern Europe, Balkans and North Africa. From there you just have to work out from % given by quiz, and simply work your way further, once I realized that it didn't have control over Oman UAE Qatar and Bahrain because it was controlling red sea coast only I tried Red Sea countries on African side and done the same towards Algeria.
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Level 45
Jun 30, 2021
I had 36 on my first try. I'm from Turkey so we study these in history classes so it wasn't hard
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Level 60
Mar 21, 2019
i take Geo History themed quizzes and always get above 95 percentile because i know more than just typing a pre list and bragging like i am gifted
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Level 53
Mar 21, 2019
Here we call it a couch
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Level 69
Mar 23, 2019
What about the British territory on Cyprus?
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Level 48
Dec 8, 2020
Waaaaaaaay after the Ottoman Empire.
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Level 55
Sep 2, 2021
In 1878 a British protectorate was established in Cyprus under Ottoman suzerainty (so they did have a simultaneous presence!).

Today the UK only has garrisons in Akrotiri and Dhekelia. They could be considered overseas territories, but are different from other territories in that they are strictly used for military purposes.

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Level 32
Mar 24, 2019
Djibouti je Srbija
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Level 45
Mar 24, 2019
Got 30/36... don't ask me how but somehow I missed Greece..
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Level 45
Apr 21, 2019
And if Poland wouldn't exist we could add pretty much rest of Europe LOL
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Level 54
Jul 27, 2019
Montenegro was never controlled 100%. The inner mountain regions around the Zeta valley never fell to the Ottomans. You're also missing Indonesia (the sultanate of Aceh was formally a dependency of the Ottoman empire).
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Level 58
Aug 13, 2019
Almost forgot Turkey. LOL
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Level 58
Oct 18, 2019
I forgot it. Doh.
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Level 74
Aug 17, 2019
What about Italy? The city of Otranto was under ottoman control for about a year.
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Level 47
Nov 29, 2019
Missed Moldova, got everything else
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Level 68
Mar 18, 2020
Just swung in Turkey at the last second.
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Level 40
May 24, 2020
you forgot sultanate of aceh which is part of ottoman .Also malta was part of ottoman empire and part of ukraine(unless crimea is russia)
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Level 84
Nov 21, 2021
I don't think the Ottoman Empire ever successfully conquered Malta; they tried and failed in the 16th century.
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Level 32
Jun 19, 2020
the map shows Djibouti 100% and since it goes as far east as zeila shouldn't Somalia be included
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Level 39
Jul 1, 2020
The 100% for Greece was incorrect, because the Ionian islands were never under Ottoman control
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Level 72
Feb 4, 2021
Funny how Kuwait is there, but not Bahrain / Qatar / UAE.
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Level 72
Mar 2, 2021
I thought this too. I just started at Turkey and went north, east, south and west till I got them all. There's plenty of time to get lots of wrong answers and still score the maximum.
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Level 82
Apr 9, 2021
The Ottoman Empire's demise became a foregone conclusion with the invention of the recliner.
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Level 57
May 15, 2021
I loved it, but maybe akrotiri and dhekelia should be added for UK? Just a thought since the description didn't say no overseas territories?
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Level 49
Nov 21, 2021
uhhhh good point
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Level 39
May 20, 2021
Im proud of myself that i got all right. Its fascinating how big the ottoman empire was at one point.
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Level 65
Nov 20, 2021
greece was never 100% the ionian islands were never under turkish rule
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Level 56
Nov 20, 2021
Interesting stuff, it's easy to forget how much they controlled, got 33
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Level 54
Nov 20, 2021
Had to use the source for Slovakia, had to look at the Countries that start with C quiz for Cyprus.
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Level 44
Nov 20, 2021
one goddamn second more and i would have got everything
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Level 53
Nov 21, 2021
My small brain got all but Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Level 60
Nov 21, 2021
003 left on the clock. Montenegro is a very forgettable country to someone who has never been there.
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Level 32
Nov 22, 2021
Got Slovakia, Djibouti and Morocco but somehow totally forgot about Algeria? Ah well
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Level 47
Nov 23, 2021
ASDJAHSBJD I GOT EVERYTHING BUT TURKEY..........

i am so dumb :DD