By Mustafa Aksakal
Why did the Ottoman Empire input the 1st global battle in past due October 1914, months after the war's devastations had develop into transparent? have been its leaders 'simple-minded,' 'below-average' participants, because the doyen of Turkish diplomatic background has argued? Or, as others have claimed, did the Ottomans input the struggle simply because conflict Minister Enver Pasha, dictating Ottoman judgements, was once in thrall to the Germans and to his personal expansionist desires? according to formerly untapped Ottoman and eu resources, Mustafa Aksakal's dramatic examine demanding situations this consensus. It demonstrates that accountability went some distance past Enver, that the line to conflict used to be paved by means of the calls for of a politically public, and that the Ottoman management sought the German alliance because the basically approach out of an online of foreign threats and family insecurities, choosing an get away whose catastrophic results for the empire and seismic effect at the center East are felt even this present day.