Contemporary Turkish – Russian Relations from Past to Future
The Effect of Russo-Turkish Wars on The Martial Arrangement of Russia (1696-1878)Mustafa Tanrıverdi
This research aims to reflect the historical growth of the army and the effect of the wars between Russia and the Ottoman Empire on the martial arrangement of Russia between 1696 and 1878. The role of Peter the Great in army reforms and the main changes in the sphere of defensive strategy was significant, even compared with the most recent periods. According to the sources that are used for this paper, we may observe the crucial points of RussoTurkish relations since 1696. The main steps for military development were made by Peter the Great to provide control of Russia by the Government Senate even in case of his absence. This underlines the importance of leader figures for the Russian Army in those critical moments. The analysis of the Catherine the Great period shows significant ad-vantages gained after the Russo-Turkish Wars in the eighteenth century. This paper addresses a wide group of readers interested in Russian-Turkish relations and their co-integration during this regional coexistence for both states.