After 1261 and the return of Constantinople to the Latins by the Byzantines, the various Turkish emirs that succeed the Seljuk state extend at the expense of the Asian territories of the Byzantine Empire and at the beginning of the fourteenth century, almost all Anatolia is in the hands of the Turks despite the intervention of the Catalan company. The Ottoman emirate derives the greatest benefit from the Byzantine difficulties he took possession of Nicaea and Nicomedia around 1330. Soon, the Ottomans crossed the Bosphorus and settled in Europe, where they gradually submit all the Christian states of the Balkan peninsula. Under the reign of Bayezid I, from 1389, Constantinople suffered a blockade rarely defeated by the intervention of some Western adventurers. At that date, the Byzantine Empire was reduced to the immediate periphery of Constantinople and the despotate of Morea. The defeat of Bayezid at the Battle of Ankara in 1402 against Tamerlane weakened the Ottoman Empire which, for nearly a decade, was in the throes of a civil war and the revolt of formerly submissive emirates. But the Byzantine Empire hardly benefits from this reprieve and very quickly, its situation becomes again like that of 1402. After a first siege in 1422, the Ottomans, led by Mehmet II, manage to seize the Byzantine capital in 1453 This is the end of what still remained of the Roman Empire.
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