Caucasus Policy of Russia in the Early 18th Century: Peter the Great’s Campaign of Iran Cover Image

18. Yüzyıl Başlarında Rusya’nın Kafkasya Siyaseti: I. Petro’nun İran Seferi
Caucasus Policy of Russia in the Early 18th Century: Peter the Great’s Campaign of Iran

Author(s): Serdar Oğuzhan Çaycıoğlu
Subject(s): Military history, Political history, 18th Century, The Ottoman Empire
Published by: Serkan YAZICI
Keywords: Russia; Ottoman Empire; Caucasus; Peter the Great;

Summary/Abstract: Russia followed the policy of landing on the Black Sea in the time of Peter the Great. However, Russia was defeated by the Ottoman Empire in Prut. Afterwards Russia turned to the direction of the Caspian Sea. At the beginning of the 18th century Russia started Iranian expedition in order to control the Caucasus and to the western coasts of the Caspian Sea. However, Russia encountered with the intervention of the Ottoman Empire. This article focus on Russian-Ottoman strugle in the Caucasus and Russia’s Iranian expedition of. In addition, the political and military actions of the Ottoman Empire against Russia’s Iranian expeditions were evaluated. Another issue that is emphasized is the role of the Lezgi issue in the Ottoman-Russian struggle in the Caucasus. On the other hand, the Istanbul Treaty which was signed at the end of the struggle and its results were evaluated.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 0
  • Page Range: 115-132
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Turkish