I want to play as a Christian Turks as a way to shake things up, and I thought to try to expand more towards maybe China or towards Russia, instead of middle east. I would like there not to be an ottoman spawn, because it will destroy byzantium. But, I do not know if I can expand into Persia or not without it causing ottomans to spawn, or expand into caucus without it causing ottoman spawn. Also, I do not know if playing Turks automatically causes the Ottomans to spawn anyway. So, does anyone know the answers?