Istanbul

Interior view of the Hagia Sophia, showing Islamic elements on the top ofthe main dome, Turkey. The Hagia Sophia originally built as a Christian church by Roman Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople (aka Istanbul).

Ottoman soldiers with a regimental standard awarded for their service in the First Battle of Gaza where they defeated the British, 1917.

Ottoman soldiers with a regimental standard awarded for their service in the First Battle of Gaza where they defeated the British, 1917. [1067x1600]

Gazze'de Osmanlı askerleri - Ottoman soldiers with a regimental standard awarded for their service in the First Battle of Gaza where they defeated the British,

Janissary cap, the second half of the 17th century. Museum of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Müzesi), Baden Germany.

Yeniçeri Börkü (Janissary Cap), the second half of the century. Museum of Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe Müzesi), Baden Germany.

Janissary

A ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army). From the Balkans (Epirus or Albania). Late-ottoman, half of the century. This doesn't look a like a Bashi Bazouk but more like a normal Greek or Albanian male.

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