The conquest of Kalolimno (Imrali island) in the Sea of Marmara in 1308 marked the first Ottoman naval victory. The Ottoman Fleet made its first landing on Thrace in 1321. The first Ottoman fortress in Europe was built in 1351. In 1373 the first landings and conquests on the Aegean shores of Macedonia were made, which was followed by the first Ottoman siege of Thessaloniki in 1374, This conquest was completed in 1387. Between 1387 and 1423 the Ottoman fleet contributed in the territorial expansions of the Ottoman Empire on the Balkan peninsula and the Black Sea coasts of Anatolia. Following the first conquests of Venetian territories in Morea, the first Ottoman-Venetian War (1423-1430) started.
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