Ottoman-Austrian Relations during the 1853-1856 Crimean War

Birbudak T. S.

BELLETEN, vol.82, no.293, pp.241-269, 2018 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 82 Issue: 293
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Journal Name: BELLETEN
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-269
  • Keywords: 1853-1856 Ottoman-Russian (Crimean) War, Ottoman State, Russia, Austria, Romanian principalities (Wallachia-Moldovia), international relations
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The Crimean War, occured between 1853-1856, has become a battle which initially started between the Ottoman Empire and Russia but get involved in by England, France and Piyomente in the following years in favor of the Ottoman. In this process, it is possible to say that although Austria and Prussia, other important powers in Europe, did not go to war in the company of the Ottoman Empire, they stood politically close to the Ottoman Empire. Especially Austria made attempts to make Russia sit down at the negotiating table and at insuring reasonable armistice conditions throughout the war; but not satisfied with that, it was included in the struggle in the north of Danube by concluding an alliance agreement with the Ottoman Empire for relieving the territories of Moldavia and Wallachia, which fell within the sovereignty area of the Ottoman Empire but were occupied by Russia from the beginning of the war.