The history of the ottoman empire during world war i began with the ottomans attack on russias black sea coast on 29 october 1914 the attack prompted russia and its allies britain and france to declare war on the ottoman empire in november 1914 the ottoman empire was active in the. The ottoman empire entered the war by carrying out a surprise attack on russias black sea coast on 29 october 1914 with russia responding by declaring war on 5 november 1914 ottoman forces fought the entente in the balkans and the middle eastern theatre of world war i the ottoman empires defeat in the war in 1918 was crucial in the . The ottoman empire was corrupt and decadent before world war i had it thrown in with the triple entente when the offer was made for it to do so then its quite possible that it could have survived the war and had much of its empire remain intact. The ottoman defeat in world war i modern jordan resulted from the ottoman empires defeat in world war i keen to secure arab support against the ottomans the british offered their support to a nationalist movement that was stirring in the ottoman empires arab territories in 1915 1916 london negotiated with sharif husayn ibn ali the . Unlike the other great powers the ottoman empire entered the first world war with an army and economy already badly strained by three wars in the preceding three years the defeat in the first balkan war had been particularly costly for the ottoman army which suffered 250000 casualties and lost large amounts of weapons and equipment when
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