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Citation Formats
M. Soykut, “A CONFLICT OF TWO CIVILISATIONS: THE OTTOMANS AND AN EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY HOLY LEAGUE PLAN,” JOURNAL OF MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES, pp. 125–148, 2010, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/55189.