The Ottoman Empire covered a dynasty that lasted years. Who founded the it? And what was their most humiliating military defeat? Jem Duducu presents six lesser known facts about one of the largest empires in history…. The Ottoman Empire is one of the largest empires in history. In some countries, it is a legacy best forgotten; in others, it is a hotly-debated topic and, in a handful, national pride has been nailed to this vital part of their history. Putting aside all the nationalist politics, the Ottoman Empire is a fascinating subject covering a dynasty that lasted years.
KATIE Price stunned holidaymakers in Turkey by writhing around in a tiny bikini showing off her surgically-enhanced body. The year-old star paraded about beside the pool in the rainbow swimwear - the top half of which looked in danger of pinging off at any moment - while families sunbathed. In one shot she appeared to be doing some yoga, crouching in the 'downward dog' position before sitting back and thrusting her famous boobs towards the sky while she closed her eyes.
Family of Syrian boy washed up on beach were trying to reach Canada
She recently revealed how menopause has 'crippled' her sex life and left her 'wiped out physically and mentally'. But Meg Mathews appeared upbeat on Friday as she posed on the beach in Bodrum, Turkey in a series of snaps posted to her Instagram. The blonde beauty, 53, showed off her golden glow in a tiny multicoloured bikini as she relaxed on the beach with her hands on her hips. Meg completed her look with a pair of wide frame sunglasses and a delicate 'M' pendant necklace which settled on her trim frame.
More has emerged about the death of three-year-old Aylan, pictured here smiling with his brother, whose story has given a face to the refugee crisis. Surviving family members of Aylan Kurdi have revealed how the Syrian three-year-old came to be washed up dead on a beach in Turkey on Wednesday morning. Aylan's distraught father, Abdullah Kurdi, tried and failed to hold on to his wife and two sons after their boat to the Greek island of Kos capsized. The Independent has taken the decision to publish the image, which some may find offensive, lower down in this article because among the often glib words about the "ongoing migrant crisis", it is all too easy to forget the reality of the desperate situation facing many refugees. The images of Aylan emerged in Turkish media at around midday, and have since sparked international outrage over the refugee crisis. He borrowed money. This was not their first attempt to get to Greece. Turkish smuggler abandoned boat, left passengers struggling. Boat capsized after one hour.