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the Ottoman court in Constantinople

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Russian's intrusion in Moldavia on 4th July 1853 and taking over the Bucharest on 25th July 1853 was the moment that forced the Romanian leaders to take attitude for or against Russia, and for the Sublime Porte, Great Britain and France a "casus belli".
The two rulers reacted in different ways: Barbu Stirbei agreed to submit to the tsar, while Grigorie Ghica remained faithful to the Sublime Porte (Boicu, 1973: 129).
That disastrous adventure, even more incompetently conducted than the invasion of the Crimea and with Britain and Turkey now on opposite sides, resulted from German influence having eclipsed that of the British at the Sublime Porte.
By the early 1840s, the Sublime Porte, as the Ottoman government in Istanbul had become known, had signed what amounted to one-way free-trade agreements with several of the European powers.
Orlando cannot shed his "Western," thinking, writing, conscious self, and the Turks whom he encounters while he is paying homage at the Sublime Porte are as ridiculous in their courtly personae as he is when he plays at being ambassador.
Its importance gradually increased after the 17th century and transformed into the Sublime Porte, the strongest administration body of the 19th century.
Mehmed Ali was enthusiastic about Galloway's plans, but Galloway died in 1836, and in 1840, Mehmed Ali's attempts to modernise Egypt and free it from Ottoman control were halted by the British supporters of the Sublime Porte.
For the Sublime Porte, and her mantua-makers for the Blue Beards of Constantinople?
Commodore David Porter, America's first diplomatic representative to the Sublime Porte, signed the treaty in Istanbul on October 3, 1831.
Looking to gain Roman Catholic support at home, in 1852 Napoleon in demanded that the Sublime Porte in Constantinople recognise France as the protector of Christian monks and pilgrims in the Holy Places.
Hunt's acquisitive instincts far surpassed anything the Sublime Porte had in mind when it granted the firman.
While the Topkapi Palace has over the years been the subject of a number of studies, including Abdurrahman Seref's Topkapu Saray-i Humanuni (1910-11), Barnette Miller's Beyond the Sublime Porte (1931), N.
The first serious reform attempts were made by the Sadr-e Azam (prime minister) Mirza Hosayn Khan Moshir al-Dawleh, who, having spent thirteen years as Iranian ambassador to the Sublime Porte, was influenced by the Tanzimat.
The Ottoman sultan's court, or divan, was known in the West as the Sublime Porte.
Discarding his New Christian disguise at the court of the Turkish Sultan, he became what Cecil Roth calls "the all-powerful adviser at the Sublime Porte.