The Grand Turk: Sultan Mehmet II - Conqueror of Constantinople, Master of an Empire and Lord of Two Seas. John Freely


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Sultan Mehmet II, the Grand Turk, known to his countrymen as Fatih, OCythe ConquerorOCO, and to much of Europe as OCythe present Terror of the WorldOCO, was once the most feared and powerful ruler in the world. The seventh of his line to rule the Ottoman Turks, Mehmet was barely 21 when he conquered Byzantine Constantinople, which became Istanbul and the capital of his mighty empire. Mehmet reigned for 30 years, during which time his armies extended the borders of his empire halfway across Asia Minor and as far into Europe ...