Rumelian Castle Built by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, Launching Point for Constantinople Siege

Rumelian Castle Built by Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II, Launching Point for Constantinople Siege

Rumelian Castle Viewed from the Bosphorus
Source: Xabier Armendaritz

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Rumelian Castle: Ottoman sultan Mehmed II has a fortress built in Ottoman territory just north of Constantinople on the European side of the Bosphorus.

Finished in six months, it threatens to cut off the city's communications with Black Sea ports and becomes the launching point of the siege of Constantinople a year later.

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Rumelihisarı (Rumelian Castle)

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