From: near Karlsruhe
Turkey should actually not be able to create the Ottoman Empire.
Rule 12.8.3 says "...controls any six of these (all possible minor countries that the major power controls must be incorporated)".
DCWhitworth wrote that he controls (not matter how he gain control) Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Cyrenaica, Tripolitania and Algeria.
Ok, these minors are in "any six" but without TUNISIA only Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Cyrenaica, Tripolitania are incorporated.
So he should not be able to create . This means he's right, it is a bug, but not the way he thought. The bug is, that he is able to create the Ottoman Empire.
To create the Ottoman Empire you need at least Tunisia, Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Egypt. Then you should control either Palestine and Algeria or Palestine and Syria or Morocco and Algeria. One of these 3 combinations you will need at least to create the Ottoman Empire.
If you control 7 minors including Tunisia, Tripolitania, Cyrenaica and Egypt at least 6 minors will be incorporated and if you control all 8 i think its clear and you can create the Ottoman Empire.
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