Did Venice and Ottoman cooperate? The two countries try to monopolize Indian Ocean tr

May 2017
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China
#1
Did Venice and Ottoman cooperate? The two countries try to monopolize Indian Ocean trade? Because of Venice's advanced shipbuilding and management talent, Ottoman used Venetian ships and Venetians as officials in the places under management?
 

Ichon

Ad Honorem
Mar 2013
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#2
Did Venice and Ottoman cooperate? The two countries try to monopolize Indian Ocean trade? Because of Venice's advanced shipbuilding and management talent, Ottoman used Venetian ships and Venetians as officials in the places under management?
Sporadically and not very well but there was some cooperation especially after Constantinople fell and Genoa lost its privileged positions in the Black Sea but the Ottomans and Venice clashed heavily over the Aegean and Cyprus so most of the limited cooperation was against the few threats shared by both Ottomans and Venice which were very few weighed vs their divergent interests.
 

AlpinLuke

Ad Honoris
Oct 2011
26,209
Italy, Lago Maggiore
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There was an "impious alliance" ... but it was between France and the Ottoman Empire [between Soliman the Magnificent and Francis I].

Venice never reached such a level of cooperation with the Ottoman power, excluding some minor episodes.
 

Tulius

Ad Honorem
May 2016
5,453
Portugal
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After the Portuguese reached India, with Vasco’s da Gama voyage (1497-1499) the Venetian felt their spice trade with the East (via Alexandria) menaced.

They made several alliances first with the Mamelukes and then with the Turks, trying to expel the Portuguese from the Indian Ocean, providing support in the ship construction of at least a Muslim fleet in the Red Sea.

There are already some threads here that in some way talk about this:
http://historum.com/european-history/127556-western-europe-med-1492-1512-so.html
and
http://historum.com/asian-history/127161-why-didn-t-ottomans-retake-goa.html
 

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