- Sep 2013
- Abu Dhabi
Ottomans were not mighty yet in 1470 and were exactly the force to prevent them from consolidating own rule in the Near East. Ottomans were the real threat to Ak Koyunlu and not the Alawite rebels....
They would be occupied with consolidating those new territories than starting a war with the mighty Ottomans in 1470.
Well, Nader Shah wasn't ruling a superpower either when he ransacked Mughal. And in a scenario where Ottomans are the masters of Ak Koyunlu-Safavid possessions and there was no Turkish sectarian disobedience to ruling Ottomans, I'm not sure Mughal or any other contemporary empire would had withstood a consolidated attack from them.Nadir Shah wouldn't even dream of taking on the Mughals say during Aurangzeb's reign. What he attacked was the ghost of the dying Mughal empire.