THE OTTOMAN PRESS IS ONE OF THE SOURCES OF THE MODERN HISTORY OF LIBYA
Everyone knows that Tripoli in that west became part of the Ottoman circulation and was subject to it in the in the year 1551 AD, after the Spaniards and the Knights of saint john were expelled from it. The ottoman rule continued until October 1912, when Turkey exited from it under the treaty of Auch – Lausanne. The second Ottoman era witnessed many facts and events that affected the history of the state, including; Frances occupation of Algeria in 1830 during some movements against the Ottoman rule, such as the movements of Abd al- jalil Saif al- Nasr and Goma al – Mahmudi Britain's occupation of Egypt and Sudan 1881 imposing a French protectorate on Tunisia in May1882. The beginning of the epochs of Italian colonial ambitions in Libya. Bystudying this period, which lasted about 361 years the importance of the ottoman sources appears as a basic and important source for studying and writing the history of the western Tripoli state (Libya).
Keywords: The Ottoman Press, The Modern History of Libya.