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Ottoman Empire reaching out to ocean to help others

In the 16th century, after the Acehnese were subjected to cruel attacks by the Portuguese, they sought help from Sultan Süleyman, prompting the Ottomans to send two ships to support the region. This assistance would have a great impact on our Acehnese brothers.

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After the conquest of Egypt, the Ottomans descended into the Hijaz region, expanding towards the Indian Ocean and establishing contact with the Muslims in the region. The furthest of these contacts was with Aceh on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. Even today, Aceh remains a distant geography, yet it embraced the Ottomans.