Zeybek / Zeibek / Ziebek from İzmir 'Hadji Simon' Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Zeybek / Zeibek / Ziebek from İzmir 'Hadji Simon' Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Zeybek

Zeybek

Zeybeks (Zeibek / Ziebek), were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries. (Note the extremely long, T handled yatagan swords both men carry). Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873.

Zeybeks (Zeibek / Ziebek), were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries. (Note the extremely long, T handled yatagan swords both men carry). Les costumes populaires de la Turquie en 1873.

Ottoman Zeibek / Zeybek / Ziebek (Osmanlı Zeybekleri)

Ottoman Zeibek / Zeybek / Ziebek (Osmanlı Zeybekleri)

A Bashi Bazouk on the Illustrated London News- (Pharyah)

A Bashi Bazouk on the Illustrated London News- (Pharyah)


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Ottoman zeibek (zeybek, ziebek) irregular soldier.

Ottoman zeibek (zeybek, ziebek) irregular soldier.

Zeybek / Zeibek / ziebek-Yataghan with T-shaped pommel. Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Zeybek / Zeibek / ziebek-Yataghan with T-shaped pommel. Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Ottoman Turk soldier, circa 1880-1900.

Ottoman Turk soldier, circa 1880-1900.

'A  Bashi Bazouk', ca. 1870.  Painting by Carl Haag (1820-1915).  Costume from the Aegean region, typical of  the ‘Efe / Zeybek’ (the local 18th-19th century people’s militia, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands, or joined the Ottoman army as ‘başıbozuk’ (mercenary, or irregular soldier).

'A Bashi Bazouk', ca. 1870. Painting by Carl Haag (1820-1915). Costume from the Aegean region, typical of the ‘Efe / Zeybek’ (the local 18th-19th century people’s militia, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands, or joined the Ottoman army as ‘başıbozuk’ (mercenary, or irregular soldier).

Zeibeks and Artisan of Aydin: Istanbul 1873

Zeibeks and Artisan of Aydin: Istanbul 1873

An ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region, in traditional outfit.  Late-Ottoman era, 1860-1880.  The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the 18th-19th century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

An ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region, in traditional outfit. Late-Ottoman era, 1860-1880. The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the 18th-19th century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

Ottoman Zeybeks (Zeibek / Ziebek). Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Ottoman Zeybeks (Zeibek / Ziebek). Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Bashi-bazouk or bashibazouk (Turkish literally "damaged head", meaning "free headed", "leaderless", "disorderly") was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. Particularly noted for their lack of discipline.

Bashi-bazouk or bashibazouk (Turkish literally "damaged head", meaning "free headed", "leaderless", "disorderly") was an irregular soldier of the Ottoman army. Particularly noted for their lack of discipline.

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Arya Kamali

Luigi Fabron Bashi Bazouk (Pharyah)

Luigi Fabron Bashi Bazouk (Pharyah)

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