Turkish miniature of Sultan Selim I

Selim I,osmanische Miniatur, gemalt von Nakkaş Osman.Türkçe: Nakkaş Osman’ın minyatüründe I.Seyyid Loḳmān Çelebi:Ḳıyāfetü l-İnsānīye fī Şemāʾili l-ʿOsmānīye(Şemāʾil-nāme).Library of the Topkapi Palace Museum,

Bayezid II: During his reign, Bayezid II consolidated the Ottoman Empire and thwarted a Safavid rebellion soon before abdicating his throne to his son, Selim I.

Bayezid II: During his reign, Bayezid II consolidated the Ottoman Empire and thwarted a Safavid rebellion soon before abdicating his throne to his son, Selim I.

Selim I on his deathbed.

The Ottoman Empire was marked by periods of tolerance and periods of often bloody repression of non-Muslims. One of the worst such episodes occurred under Yavuz Sultan Selim I.

Persian manuscript showing Shah Isma'il and Sultan Selim I in the Battle of Chaldiran

Persian manuscript showing Shah Isma'il and Sultan Selim I in the Battle of Chaldiran

Battle of Chaldiran

A manuscript from Sekumnâme, Battle of Chaldiran, clear victory for Ottoman Empire, 1525

Selim I (1465-1520)

Fresh from his controversial (and possibly rigged) referendum victory, it appears Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may now view himself as the chosen successor of a revived Ottoman empire, the Sultan of a new Islamic caliphate.

Ottomons made use of artillery at Chaldiran

Ottomons made use of artillery at Chaldiran

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