A Successful Italian Diplomacy Sample Against the Ottoman Empire “The Sick Man of Europe”: Tripoli War Cover Image

“Hasta Adam” Osmanlı Devleti Karşısında Başarılı Bir İtalyan Diplomasi Örneği: Trablusgarp Savaşı
A Successful Italian Diplomacy Sample Against the Ottoman Empire “The Sick Man of Europe”: Tripoli War

Author(s): Hasan Tevfik Güzel
Subject(s): History, Diplomatic history, 19th Century, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Serkan YAZICI
Keywords: Tripoli; Italy; Ottoman Empire; Diplomacy; Great Powers;

Summary/Abstract: Italy who secured its national unity in the second half of the 19th century, endeavoured to gain a position in the balance of power constituted by Congress of Vienna (1815) in European politics and also to catch up the colonial activities of other great powers. In this manner, its initial objective had been the North Africa territories of ‘the sick man of Europe’, Ottoman Empire who had been contending with the problems that threaten its future as a result of the bad influences of French Revolution’s (1789) nationalist movements. Italy who endeavoured longstanding, vigorous and secret diplomatic efforts to land Tripoli among the other great powers of Europe, achieved this goal by taking the advantage of Ottoman Empire’s situation. The presence of Ottoman Empire in Africa, as the owner of these territories since the 16th century, ceased as a result of the invasion of the Ottoman territories in the North Africa, first by France and Britain and finally Italy. Italy who ensured the process to turn into its favour both with the implicit and explicit diplomatic activities, not only invaded Tripoli as a result of wretchedness and obliviousness of the Ottoman Empire of these activities, but also has achieved to have a voice in strategic issues such as the fate of the islands in Aegean Sea which are still on the agenda. Ottoman Empire had to withdraw the Balkans by Balkan Wars occurred following the Tripoli War and has fallen out off the dusty pages of history in the wake of the World War I.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 78-118
  • Page Count: 41
  • Language: Turkish