Sadi Bayram

Keywords: Ottoman Empire, Akhi, Order, Arabic, Futuwwanama, Turkish

Abstract

It would be proper and much enlightening to look for the reasons why and how the Ottoman Empire could perpetuate a brillant existence on three continents, Asia, Europe and Africa, in the Akhi Order or Fraternity. In other words, Akhi faith and principles should be counted amongst a myriads of factors that contributed into six centuries of Ottoman domination on these three continents.