Breaking Point Of The Ottoman Empire

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The reigns of Ibrahim I and Mehmet IV were breaking point of the Ottoman Empire because both sultans had neither exceptional nor ordinary talents to govern the Empire. Before those two Sultans, the Ottoman Empire had plenty of achievements. “After thus fruitful spell of tyranny and regeneration the Ottoman Empire relapsed once more into disorder and decline.” According to Kinross, “in the person of Ibrahim the dynasty plumped depths of human inadequacy lower than ever before.” As seen, Ibrahim I had mental problems that blocked him to fulfill his duties as a Sultan. Ibrahim I also used to stick his nose into everything that the Grand Vizier Kara Mustafa resigned twice, and Ibrahim I did not approve those resigns. Later, the Sultan and Kara

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