The Ottoman Jews enjoyed similar privileges to the Christians in the Ottoman Empire. In the framework of the millet they had a considerable amount of administrative autonomy and were represented by the Hakham Bashi ( Turkish : Hahambaşı حاخامباشی), who held broad powers to legislate, judge, and enforce the laws among the Jews in the Ottoman Empire and often sat on the Sultan 's divan .
The Ottoman Empire lied on the crossroads to Central Asia. The Convention served as the catalyst for creating a "Triple Entente", which was the basis of the alliance of countries opposing the Central Powers. Ottoman Empire's path in Ottoman entry into World War I was set with that agreement, which ended the Great Game.
Droit de l'Empire ottoman; Sources. Gábor Ágoston et Bruce Masters, article « Millet » in Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire, ed. Holmes & Meier 1982 383–4. Benjamin Braude et Bernard Lewis, (en) Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire 1, Holmes & Meier, New York 1982, (ISBN 978-0841905191).