A ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army).  From the Balkans (Epirus or Albania).  Late-ottoman, 2nd half of the 19th century. This doesn't look a like a Bashi Bazouk but more like a normal Greek or Albanian male.

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.

Portrait of a full armed ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region.  Late-Ottoman era, end of 19th century.  The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the 18th-19th century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

Portrait of a full armed ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region. Late-Ottoman era, end of century. The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

Portrait of a full armed ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region.  Late-Ottoman era, end of 19th century.  The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the 18th-19th century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

Portrait of a full armed ‘Efe’ (or: ‘Zeybek’) from the Izmir region. Late-Ottoman era, end of century. The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

Turkish Warrior with typical Bashi Bazouk fez (Pharyah)

Turkish Warrior with typical Bashi Bazouk fez (Pharyah)

YÖRÜK HACI HALİL EFE

YÖRÜK HACI HALİL EFE

Zeybek,efe

Zeybek,efe

Zeybek dancer by Halit Dokuzoğuz. #blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #noiretblanc #siyahbeyaz #monochrome #turkey #anatolia #izmir #ege #egeninincisi #zeybek #efe #dance #art #music #dancer #dancing #folkdance #folklore #folkloric #traditional #sky #clouds

Zeybek dancer by Halit Dokuzoğuz. #blackandwhite #schwarzweiss #noiretblanc #siyahbeyaz #monochrome #turkey #anatolia #izmir #ege #egeninincisi #zeybek #efe #dance #art #music #dancer #dancing #folkdance #folklore #folkloric #traditional #sky #clouds

GÖKÇEN EFE KIZIYLA

GÖKÇEN EFE KIZIYLA

Zombie,efe,zeybek

Zombie,efe,zeybek

Osmanlı Rus savaşında zeybekler-Kırım 1877-1878

Osmanlı Rus savaşında zeybekler-Kırım 1877-1878

Çakırcalı Mehmet Efe'yi arayan Osmanlı Askerleri

Çakırcalı Mehmet Efe'yi arayan Osmanlı Askerleri

Bashi Bazouks or Zeibeks (Pharyah)

Turkish 'başıbozuk’ in Bulgaria. Late-Ottoman, 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.

This Bashi Bazouks or Zeibeks were popular on Postcards. (Pharyah)

This Bashi Bazouks or Zeibeks were popular on Postcards.

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