good solid set of turns ... always a good idea in any AGE game to take your time, recover, regain losses etc.
be careful about the fleet in the Dardenelles, I managed to get 60% of my combat ships sunk as I wasn't paying attention, between coastal fort guns and land units set to bombard you can end up with a lot of hits on your ships over a 15 day turn
When you take Istanbul, that should be it, with their NM after such an event, you'll generate a decent WarScore pretty quickly
Whilst I have not taken horrendous losses with the Balkans more or less secured it was definately the right time to halt for a coulpe of turns and take stock.
You are right about the fleet I am somewhat hesitant to risk it particullarly as its loss would impose a heavy National Morale penalty which I could do without as I approach the end game. I have been able to make regular breaches in the fortifications at Constantinople without it so there looks like there is little requirement for it anyway.
Yes Constantinople (and Smyrna an Ottoman objective city) should hopefully be the last act in this little drama. Haven't had any luck getting Tirana to show in the claimed regions box so far. Looks like I will have to script the transfer of Tirana you don't remember what war score it showed for this region do you? (will be claiming Libya through the normal diplomacy interface)