TOPKAPI PALACE/WEAPONS SECTION/PHOTOGRAPHY by Hale Utangac, via Behance

invictascientia: “Reenactment of Ottoman archer, modeled after a figure in the Topkapi Palace.

The janissaries are the Ottoman Empire's soldiers, they are very disciplined! Making the Ottoman army very powerful, they are trained specifically for battles! /tcc/

Janissaries

The janissaries (yeniçeri) are the Ottoman Empire's soldiers, they are very disciplined! Making the Ottoman army very powerful, they are trained specifically for battles!

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk wearing the traditional Janissary uniform from c. 1810. The large flap of the headdress was in imitation of the sleeve of Hacı Bektaş, founder of the Bektaşi dervishes, who laid his hand on early Janissaries to give his blessing. Later on, the Bektaşi Order supplied the Janissary Corps with ‘babalar’ (spiritual leaders).

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk wearing the traditional Janissary uniform from c.

Prophet Muhammad (SAV); "Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader will he be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!" (Hadith) Fatih Sultan Mehmet, at the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople (İstanbul) and brought an end to the Byzantine Empire, absorbing its administrative apparatus into the Ottoman state.

Mehmed II, Entering Constantinople Painting by Fausto Zonaro Happy 561 Year of the Conquest of İstanbul.

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The Ottoman Empire or Turkish Empire or Sublime Ottoman State or sometimes also referred to as Turkey, was a Turkish empire which lasted from 27 July 1299 to 1 November when the Sultanate was abolished.

The Fall of Constantinople | O Mouggos

The Fall of Constantinople

6 April 1453 – Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (Istanbul), which falls on May

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