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,

The Ottoman state was lead by military leaders. Their Turkic horseman became a warrior aristocracy. Their power began to shrink when the central bureaucracy expanded so they built up regional power bases. Since the middle of the 15th century imperial armies imperial armies were controlled by Janissary infantry divisions. They had great prowess with firearms and artillery. They were able to intervene in dynastic succession dispute by the 16th century.

Military leaders had a dominant role in the Ottoman state, a polity geared to war and expansion. The Turkic horsemen became a warrior aristocracy supported by control of conquered land and peasants.

Bu kokuşmuş ezbere dayalı eğitim sisteminin böyle bir değişime ihtiyacı var.

'Here, no fish will be forced to fly and no bird will be forced to swim' (Motto of an Ottoman school)

Osmanlı Devleti bir Dünya devletidir. #OttamanEmpire

'The Ottoman Empire is a world government.

Ottoman Royal Guard - 1500s

guard of the Ottoman Sultan in the 16th century AD

Check out the Ottoman royal guards, men they are really strong they punched me when i tried to give Suleyman the Magnificent a handshake.

Hilal-i Ahmer Cemiyeti (Kızılay) Yardım toplama - 1910 lar, İstanbul

Istanbul A lady raises money for the ‘Red Crescent’ (the Turkish counterpart of the Red Cross).

Sultan ll. Bayezid

Sultan Bayezid-i Veli. Sultan Bayezid II, was known as "Bayezid the Veli" which translates to "The friend of God" due to his immense focus upon his religious and charitable duties.

Osmanli princess. Year 1905

Ottoman Princesses Learning to Read the Holy Quran CE Ottoman Empire)

1912 – Balkan League declares war on Turkey (first Balkan war ...

Timeline: 1870 – 1914

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