Engin Altan New Historical Turkish Series Barbaros Complete Biography

Engin Altan New Historical Turkish Series Barbaros


After Diriliş Ertuğrul, Engin Altan is ready to become another historical Turkish personality

However, he will play the lead role in another historical series on the Turkish channel TRT, based on the life of Khairuddin Barbaros.

According to reports, Engin Altan has been selected for the role of Khairuddin Barbaros's elder brother Urooj Raees while Yetkin Dikinciler İshak will play the role of Khairuddin.

Ulaş Tuna Astepe and Caner Topçu will also appear as Arooj Raees and Khairuddin's other 2 brothers.

The series is expected to coming soon.

Interestingly, the actor is known for his passion for the sea and that is why this new historical Turkish series is very exciting for him.

After the 5th season of Ertugrul, Engin Altan will be appearing in this series a long time later.

Khairuddin Barbarosa of the 16th century is an important personality in Islamic history, with whose help the Ottoman Caliphate became the greatest power of its time on land as well as on the seas.

The early life of Khairuddin Barbaros

Khairuddin Barbaros was not his real name; Rather Khizar was his real name. He was born in 1478 on the island of Lesbos in the northeastern Aegean Sea. He was the youngest of four brothers and began his working life on a ship he had built, doing business on various islands.

The reason for the nickname of Barbaros was his elder brother Baba Urooj and his red beard and they came to be called Barbaros brothers while the Ottoman Sultan Saleem named him Khairuddin.

Engin Altan New Historical Turkish Series Barbaros

After the fall of Granada in 1492 and the complete conquest of Andalusia by the Christians, Baba Urooj began to bring Muslim refugees from there to North Africa by his ships.

But in 1503, Baba was arrested after attacking the ship of Urooj, after which he spent 2 years as a slave in the ships of the Crusaders, but then he managed to escape.

In 1505, Spain and Portugal launched attacks on coastal areas in North Africa.

On these attacks on Muslims, Khizar and Urooj, under the leadership of Korkud, a son of the then Ottoman Sultan Bayazid II, launched counter-attacks in the Western Mediterranean to disperse Spanish and Portuguese ships.

After the coronation of the new Ottoman Caliph Salim I in 1512, the Barbaros settled on the Tunisian island of Djerba in North Africa and the Mediterranean, the struggle against the naval supremacy of Spain, Genoa, and France began and gradually began to succeed.

Over the next three years, the two brothers managed to gain prominence in North Africa, targeting Spanish and Portuguese ships on their own.

In 1516, they invaded Algeria and snatched it from Spain, and Baba Urooj annexed the conquered land to Salem I, after which it became part of the Ottoman Empire.

Baba Urooj was appointed governor of Algeria and Khizar was appointed chief naval governor in the western Mediterranean, with the name of Khairuddin.

Baba Urooj lost his life in a war with Spain in 1518, and the following year Spain occupied Algeria.

The Rise of Khairuddin Barbaros

After the Baba Urooj, Khizar became known as Khairuddin Barbaros and he continued his war for which he sought help from the Ottoman Caliphate.

In the following years, Algeria moved from one hand to the other several times, but Khairuddin’s influence in the region continued to grow, while Algeria was given the Ottoman Caliphate as a central base for the Western Navy.

Engin Altan New Historical Turkish Series Barbaros

After Saleem I, his son Suleiman the Magnificent became Sultan and Khairuddin Barbaros offered his services to end the domination of European nations in the seas and he became the Amir of the Ottoman Caliphate.

Khairuddin Barbarosa then invaded southern Europe and seized gold-laden ships from the United States.

By this time, the Mediterranean had become an "Ottoman lake" against which the Western powers had jointly attacked Khairuddin Barbarosa.

In this battle of 1538, the states of Venice, Spain, Geneva, Portugal, Malta, and Papua invaded together, but in the Battle of Preveza, Barbarossa defeated the Christian army under Andrea Doria, who had about 300 ships, while the Barbaros had 122 ships.

In this battle, Khairuddin Barbaros destroyed 10 ships and captured more than 30 while not a single one of his ships was damaged.

Victory in this war resulted in the Ottoman Caliphate's dominance over the Central and Eastern Mediterranean for decades, while Barbaros was made the Ottoman Territory (Governor of Governors) and Captain (Chief Admiral) of North Africa.

He then thwarted the invasion of Charles V of Algeria, Spain's most powerful king, in 1541, and conquered Tripoli and Tunisia.

Khairuddin Berbros retired in 1545 and completed his biography in Istanbul and died on July 4, 1546, at which the Ottoman Caliphate declared that "the leaders of the seas have died."

His tomb is in Istanbul, on the European shores of the Bosphorus. Even today, no Turkish ship passes through the grave without a salute.