May the Almighty bless the holy souls of our ancestors, the Ottomans. We will Rise!!!
Longest period of peace? Are we ignoring the Ottoman-Habsburg conflicts?
If you read the line, it is "longest period of *Middle East* peace". The Ottoman-Hapsburg wars were in the Balkans or at sea. The only time Hapsburg troops fought IN the Middle East was when they were fighting alongside the Ottoman Turks and not against them in WW1.
Honeslty, good riddance. They were a thorn in the side of Christendom for too long.
And Erdogan, the Saudis etc are better for Christendom?