This leads to my question with ottomans and triple monarchy working can the triple monarchy not sell them boats and build them a dedicated fleet? If the triple are struggerling to project surely selling ottomans a navy could help.
Btw this isn't me complaining about ottomans just curious about the naval situation.
If I recall correctly it is because the Omani and Ethiopians dismantled their fleet during the last war, that the Ottomans have decided that it isn't worth it at the moment - which has meant that they're focusing much more on their overland connections with China.
Personally I agree with you, the Ottomans probably ought to have a fleet, but to really become a naval force at the moment they'd need to outclass
3) The Romans
1,2, and 3 are allies - so they'd have to be outclassed together. If they can form an alliance with 4, then they don't need a fleet - Vijayanagar is paying for their own.
Sadly short of the protected internal reforms the Ottomans are not in a great situation, their main lifelines are their geographic advantage defensively, and the routes to China.
Personally I think the internal reforms do need to include urbanisation in the eastern reaches to establish a more robust control over the Afghans (and effectively create another pool to recruit from) - and focus on securing Central Asia. It isn't Mesopotamia, but working on those areas, and perhaps even engaging in public works to improve access to glacier-melt and other water sources could transform the region.