Aftermath of the Russo-Turkish War

Imperial Europe

Europe 1878.102

Aftermath of the Russo-Turkish War

Imperial Europe (20 October 1878)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

The Russian victory over Turkey alarmed the other Great Powers. At the Congress of Berlin, they overruled San Stefano. Russian gains were diminished, Bulgaria was divided into two much smaller states, Britain was granted control of Cyprus, and Austria was allowed to occupy Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Main Events

Cyprus Convention

Ottoman Empire grants control of Cyprus to Great Britain in exchange for British support at the Congress of Berlin.

Congress of Berlin reorganizes Balkans in wake of Russo-Turkish War

Bulgaria split into autonomous Principality of Bulgaria and Eastern Rumelia

Austria-Hungary occupies Bosnia and Herzegovina

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