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Unformatted text preview: strengthened and displayed the naval power of the Ottomans. The naval power continued to display its power in the early-mid sixteenth century under Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent and his naval leader Hayreddin Barbarossa Pasha. During 1537-39, the Ottomans and Venetians fought against each other again in the Mediterranean. Facing Andrea Doria and the combined Catholic fleet, Barbarossa, under the command of Suleyman, gained victories at Preveza and Levkas that led to peace treaty. The successful campaign led to the Ottomans controlling the eastern Mediterranean and the southeastern coast of the Adriatic. Throughout the rest of the sixteenth century, the Ottomans conquered islands in the Aegean and finally gained control of Cyprus in 1571 to reinforce their power in the Mediterranean. The Venetians and Ottomans continued to have conflicts with each other, while, at other times, coexisting quite well....
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