the Ottoman Turkish government
Origin of PorteFr, short for la Sublime Porte, translated, translation of Turkish Babi Ali, chief office of the Ottoman Empire, literally , High Gate
The government of the Ottoman Empire.
Origin of PorteFrench short for la Sublime Porte the High Gate (the main gate of the palace complex of the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul), the Porte sublime sublime porte gate ( from Old French; see port 3. ) (translation of Ottoman Turkish Bāb-ı 'ālī Arabic bāb gate Persian -i suffix connecting a noun to its qualifier Arabic 'ālī high)