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Karabakh as a part of Azerbaijani Safavid Empire

Karabakh within the Safavid State

At the end of XV c. the Azerbaijanian State of Ak-Koyunlu was lacerated with its internal contradictions. By 1500 it disintegrated into two parts between the grandsons of Uzun Hasan and soon afterwards a new Safavid State came into the power...
Azerbaijan(including Karabakh) under Ottoman acquisition

Karabakh during the Safavid-Ottoman wars

Emergence of a powerful Safavid State in the eastern borders of the Ottoman Empire, naturally, worried the latter a lot. Besides clash of the political interests, the Safavid-Ottoman contradictions also were rooted in their belonging to the...