Origin of the Turkish/Ottoman Empire That Ruled for Nearly 600 Years

My mother-in-law, in her eighties, emailed me when I was living in Turkey 2009-11 to ask a question: "I know the Turks came out of the East in 1300 something to attack and conquer Constantinople. I believe the final capitulation was in the 1400s. At any rate, what is their national background as opposed to … Continue reading Origin of the Turkish/Ottoman Empire That Ruled for Nearly 600 Years