Turkey is angered by French invasion of Egypt, over which it claims suzerainty. Bonaparte marches the French army to Syria in February 1799 but he is stopped by the British forces in Palestine and returns to Egypt.
Editors. "Turkey declares war on France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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