East of Morocco and a part of North African territory were annexed to the Ottoman map. In this classroom we are flamingos poster. The Berber nations of Tripolitania, Tunisia, and Algeria became autonomous provinces of the empire, acting as an outpost in the war against Karl V – the Emperor had failed to pursue the Turkish army. exit Tunisia in 1541.  The activities of Berber pirates in North Africa are also considered part of the battle against the Spanish navy. Suleiman I’s expansion activities also helped the Ottoman Navy dominate the Mediterranean for a short time. They even controlled the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf until they were defeated by the Portuguese empire. The Portuguese troops captured Ormus (located on the Gulf of Hormuz) in 1515 and continued to fight for Aden (today Yemen) with the Suleiman I.