Sultan Murad IV was the 17th of the Ottoman sultans. When Sultan Murad took the control of the state at the age of 21, he took some extreme precautions to eliminate the corruption within the Empire.
Murad IV would never tolerate disorder and not obeying his laws and directives.
In March 1635, Sultan Murad embarked on an eastward campaign and besieged Yerevan. He took the castle which even Sultan Suleiman I could not take.
Murad IV’s reign is most notable for the Ottoman Safavid War against Persia (today Iran) in which Ottoman forces managed to conquer Azerbaijan, occupying Tabriz, Hamadan, and capturing Baghdad in 1638.
After his death, he left behind a peaceful country and an army with the world’s greatest strike force.
Muslim historians characterize him as the greatest of the Ottoman sultans who came in the 242 years between the reigns of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and Sultan Mahmud II.
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