Zeybek warrior from the Izmir region. Some of them engaged in the Ottoman army as irregular soldiers.   Photographer: Pascal Sebah, Istanbul, ca. 1880.

Zeybek / Zeibek / Ziebek warrior from the Izmir region. Some of them engaged in the Ottoman army as irregular soldiers. Photographer: Pascal Sebah, Istanbul, ca.

”Three different Turks”.  Ca. 1880, Late-Ottoman Empire. From left to right: a ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army), a beggar (holding up his left hand) and – probably - a lower-rank military of the regular army, on leave.

Giants- ”Three different Turks”. From left to right: a ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier of the Ottoman army), a beggar (holding up his left hand) and – probably - a lower-rank military of the regular army, on leave.

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 officers at the Battle of Lule Burgas(First Balkan War, 1912).

Battle of Lule Burgas, First Balkan War, Turkish officers. Turkey, Lule Burgas, From: The Dutch National Archives

[Ottoman Empire] Last Caliph Abdulmejid Effendi (R:1922-1924) (Son Halife Abdülmecit Efendi)

[Ottoman Empire] Last Caliph Abdulmejid Effendi (Son Halife…

Turkish lady and the zeibeck c. 1875, Albumen print, Collection Pierre de Gigord, Paris.

Rubellin, Turkish lady and the zeibeck c. 260 x 200 mm Albumen print Collection Pierre de Gigord, Paris

Portrait of a volonteer member of the Turkish National Forces, from Kütahya (province), during the Turkish War of Independence (ca. 1920).

A volunteer member of the Turkish National Forces, from Kütahya (province), during the Turkish War of Independence (ca. The Ottoman Caliphate was abolished by The Grand National Assembly of Turkey in

Old snapshot 1930's strange photo of Turkish soldiers with sad woman men uniform officers military curiosa ORIGINAL vintage photo by PhotoMemoriesLane on Etsy

Old snapshot strange photo of Turkish soldiers with sad woman men uniform officers military curiosa ORIGINAL vintage photo by PhotoMemoriesLane on Etsy

RARE! Old snapshot 1940's Turkish boys and men in military uniforms Republic Day parade army officers ORIGINAL vintage photo by PhotoMemoriesLane on Etsy

Old snapshot Turkish boys and men in military uniforms Republic Day parade army officers ORIGINAL vintage photo by PhotoMemoriesLane on Etsy

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