Until 1584 the Ottoman-Venetian
relations were remained peaceful. But in this year, the Venetian navy commanded by Admiral
Emmo attacked an Ottoman ship in Kefelonia. That Ottoman ship was bringing the corpses of
the Governor of Trablusgarp Ramazan Pasha, his wife and his children killed in the
The Venetians, killed 250 Ottoman naval cadets in this
attack, raped women and thrown them into sea. The Ottoman council sent an ultimatum to the
senate of Venice.
The Venetian Senate accepted the Ottoman ultimatum and
executed admiral Emmo, sent the corpses of Ramazan Pasha, his wife and his children and
the goods in the ship to the kadi of Preveze.
The Ottomans sent another ultimatum to Venice saying;
“The Venetian pyrites will never touch an Ottoman
ship military or civilian. If happens a navy will be immediately sent against Venice.”
The Senate of Venice against the decisiveness of Sultan
Murad III sent three ambassadors to Istanbul and tried to solve the conflict tranquilly.