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The rise of the Ottoman Empire - Mostafa Minawi

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In the late 13th century, Osman I established a small principality sandwiched between a crumbling Byzantine Empire and a weakened Sultanate of the Seljuk of Rum, in what is now Turkey. In just a few generations, this territory had outmaneuvered more powerful neighbors to become the vast Ottoman Empire. What enabled its rapid rise? Mostafa Minawi details the early days of the Ottomans.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Mostafa Minawi
  • Director Serin İnan, Kozmonot Animation Studio
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Animator Tuncay Çetin, Gürkan Gürler
  • Storyboard Artist Gürkan Gürler
  • Compositor Gürkan Gürler
  • Sound Designer Deniz Doğançay
  • Art Director Can Tuğrul, Gürkan Gürler
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Music Deniz Doğançay
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Script Editor Eden Girma
  • Fact-Checker Joseph Isaac

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