Posts Tagged ‘seljuks turks’

Manzikert

Friday, March 7th, 2008

Also known as Malasgirt, it’s a city located in Eastern Turkey. In 1071, a battle resulted in one of the worst defeat for the Byzantine empire against the Seljuks Turks. The emperor was even captured and most of his army routed. It opened the doors for the Turk colonisation of Anatolia.

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