The ottoman turks viewed constantinople as being strategically important because it 1) was the birthplace of the prophet muhammad. 2) would allow them to control the vatican. 3) was a crossroad between europe and asia. 4) would provide them with access to the persian gulf.
Constantinople was the captial of the Byzantine Empire, Constantinople is now know and called Instanbul. Constantinople is on the Asia Minor next to the Black Sea. The Ottoman Turks viewed Constantinople as being strategically important becasue it was a crossroads between Europe and Asia.
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