The Italo-Turkish War was a fight between the Kingdom Italy and the Ottoman Empire. This war lasted from September 29, 1911, to October 18, 1912. Before the war, the Italian wanted to gain territory in North Africa by taking Tripolitana and Cyrenaica from the Turkish. This cause a imbalance in the international Balance of power. The “Balance of power” refers to the international relations, posture and policies of a nation protecting itself from another nation by matching power. When the Italians declared war they started to quickly over take towns and villages. There were a few delays because of the Muslim population formed a resistance and stalemates were formed. The war remain a stalemate until the Italians launched a successful offensive attack in North Africa. This war also inspired the new Balkan states to threaten to go to war against the Ottoman Empire at the same time(the Balkan War). Now the Ottoman Empire was desperate for peace and with the Treaty of Lausanne in 1912 of October, the Turkish gave its rights over Tripoli and Cyrenaica to Italy.