As the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire was thought to be imminent, the European powers engaged in a power struggle to safeguard their military, strategic, and commercial interests in the Ottoman domains.
Despite the capture of Chania, Herakleion Candia and other fortresses resisted, while naval superiority allowed Venice to blockade the Dardanelles.
The mosque was integral to society, city planning and communal life. Sulayman reorganized the Turkish judicial system, and his reign saw the flowering of Turkish literature, art, and architecture.
Those nomads, migrating from Central Asia, established themselves as the Seljuq dynasty in Iran and Mesopotamia in the midth century, overwhelmed Byzantium after the Battle of Manzikertand occupied eastern and central Anatolia during the 12th century.
This required conquered Christians to give up 20 percent of their male children to the state. Due to a geographic and cultural divide between the capital and other areas, two broadly distinct styles of music arose in the Ottoman Empire: Ottoman classical music, and folk music.
Irregular sharpshooters Sekban were also recruited for the same reasons and on demobilization turned to brigandage in the Jelali revolts —which engendered widespread anarchy in Anatolia in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.
The war at sea opened with the loss of Tunis to a Spanish force under the command of Ferdinand's brother, Charles V. The only exceptions were campaigns against the Safavid dynasty of Persia, where many of the Ottoman eastern provinces were lost, some permanently.
Therefore, for the Russians to continue with the war in hopes of destroying the Ottoman Empire would have been inexpedient.