Turkey is a playable nation in Cossacks 3.
In the 13th century, from the remnants of the divided state of Seljuk, a Turkish people emerged with an Ottoman emperor at the head. United under his rule, the tribes began their conquests. They captured small regions of Asia, then invaded the Balkan Peninsula, and soon Bulgaria, Serbia and the weakened Byzantine fell to their rule. Ottoman armies strove to conquer larger territories. In the second half of the 15th century, they conquered the Crimea, Armenia, Mesopotamia, Egypt, part of Georgia, Syria and Arabia. As the Ottoman Empire grew stronger, its numerous armies rushed towards the heart of Europe. With Emperor Suleyman the First in command, they invaded Hungary. Ottoman troops entered Austria and soon its capital Vienna was being besieged. There had been multiple invasions of the territories of Ukraine and Poland. The oppressed peoples were forced to pay enormous tributes. People had also been forced into hard labour, constructing churches and fortifications. Human taxes were also collected: The countries' healthiest small boys were taken from their families and trained as janissaries, the core of the army. There was also a feudal cavalry. Together these regiments comprised an enormous army that represented various peoples and nationalities. Many of these regiments were irregular troops.