The Ottoman Empire ruled over various of states for decades including the Middle East and Eastern Europe. This empire was established by the Turkish which came to an end later in the 16th century. Led and taught by tribal leader Osman, he made an impact that helped shaped the people of the Modern Middle East. Not only did this Ottoman empire provide a continuous link, but it brought upon the structure that later turned into problems. This link became so powerful that it caused the empire to be replaced by various successor states in the Middle East due to the decline and the fall of the Empire.