The Venetians finally surrender Crete to the Turks

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The Venetian Republic is forced to surrender Crete to the Ottomans Turks, after a hard-fought siege that had begun in 1648.

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Editors. "The Venetians finally surrender Crete to the Turks". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
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