Speaker: Dave Wright
The Ottoman Empire participated in World War I as one of the Central Powers.
The Ottoman Empire entered the war by carrying out a surprise attack on Russia's Black Sea coast on 29 October 1914, with Russia responding by declaring war on it on November 1, 1914. Ottoman forces fought the Allies in the Balkans and the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I.
The Ottoman Empire's defeat in the war in 1918 was crucial in the eventual dissolution of the empire in 1921.