What were the ottoman and Safavids, shia or sunni?

were the ottoman shia or sunni?
were the safavids shia or sunni?

Ottomans were Sunni and Safavids were shia


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The Ottoman Empire was Sunni, while the Safavid Empire was Shia.

In particular the Ottomans, with the Sultan as Caliph saw themselves as the leader of the Sunni World, and the Safavids with Twelver Shiism, believed the Shah had a special connection with God, and hence was leader of all Shia.

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