Throughout centuries, the Balkans has become a cross-road of many nations belonging to various races, civilisations and religions.The Balkans have an important role in Turkish history. A significant interaction process has experienced between the people living in a period of over a thousand years in the Balkans and Turks. The wealth in the Balkan geography create an ambiance with the combination of strong motives of Turkish culture. These communities performed the best for establishing the art of living together for centuries without any distinction in terms of religion, language and nationality and sustained their presence in the climate of peace and tolerance which was needed strongly by the contemporary world. A picture has emerged and created a new color and harmony with the interaction of these communities like the products of the classical Turkish art "Ebru". Otoman State ruling Balkans for over 5 centuries was able to hold together Balkans peoples with in the religious collective identities designed by “Otoman’s “the system of Nation”. In addition to Muslim Communities, Turkish Communities which have survived incontemporary Balkans can be regarded as a part of Otoman Legacy. In this study, the establisment and the maintanence of the culture of living together in the Balkans is going to be discussed in a broad perspective of historical documents. These documents cover an era starting from 1400's to 1900's and detailed information is going to be given in terms of social, cultural and historical perspective about this issue.
Balkans, The Ottoman Empire, Co-Existence, Government, The System Of Nation