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France // Turkey

In 1536, the Franco-Ottoman Alliance was established by Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and King Francis I. The cross-religious alliance caused a scandal in the Christian world, and became known as the Impious Alliance. In later centuries, Carl Jacob Burckhardt called it “the sacrilegious union of the lily and the crescent”. Nevertheless, it endured, as it served the interest in both parties, for two and a half centuries, until the Napoleonic campaign of Ottoman Egypt in 1798.

“I fell in love like the sun fell in love with the moon, still knowing that they could never be together.” — Amairani M. García