Napoleon’s Egyptian Experience Effects On The Ottoman State

Britain, which gained significant gains as a result of the Seven Years' War, continued to expand its dominance in overseas regions as a rapidly rising power against France, which disturbed the French. The French, who were particularly disturbed by the British dominance in the Mediterranean and India, sent their army under the command of Napoleon to Egypt in 1798 to seize the roads leading to India, the most important colony of the British, in order to weaken the British both politically and economically. The struggle in the region intensified again, with the alliance of the Ottomans, Russia and the United Kingdom in Egypt, which was exposed to the occupation of Napoleon in 1801. With the recapture of Egypt from the French in 1801, the French Army withdrew from Egypt with the negotiations held in Alexandria. Napoleon's Egypt Campaign had failed, and this time Napoleon left behind thousands of dead people and a chaotic region. Benefiting from the turmoil in the region, the Mamluk Beys fought among themselves, and the extent to which the Ottoman Empire's authority was weakened in the region was revealed. In addition, this time had important consequences in terms of realizing the military power between the East and the West


Napoleon, Egypt, OttomanEmpire, Ebuhur, Akka, Cairo, Alexandria