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.

Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek Genocide (1916-1923). Records kept mainly by priests show a minimum 350,000 Pontian Greeks exterminated by Turkish troops and Kurdish para-militaries. Other sources including foreign missionaries mention 500,000 deaths, most through deportation and forced marches into the Anatolian desert. Greek cities (Pafra, Samsous, Kerasous, and Trapezous) endured massacres and deportations that destroyed their populations.

Greek freedom fighters, May 19 is the day of remembrance of the Pontian Greek…

Greek man in full army costume… also stayed in Egypt during the Mamluk Dynasty 19th century Orientalist drawing … artist not named #cairo #egypt #mamluk #ottoman #armour #greek.

Selahlik silahlik or bensilah. Ottoman leather weapons belt (selahlik / silahlik) worn throughout the Ottoman Empire, made from layers of leather containing slips to hold a yatagan sword and other weapons.

Costume of the Sarakatsani or Karakachani, Greece

Hello all, Today I will talk about the costume of a people called the Sarakatsani [in Greek] or Karakachani [in Bulgarian].

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 / Zeibek / Ziebek’) from the Izmir region, in traditional outfit. Late-Ottoman era, The ‘Efe / Zeybek’ were the century people’s militia of the Aegean coastal area, who sometimes turned themselves into professional brigands.

1950-Men of Crete

From French photographer Claude Dervenn is a collection of beautiful black and white photographs of Crete in the

greek evzone!

Evzone on guard, Parliament building, Greece, watched the changing of the guard in

My Grandfather's portrait from the Greek military academy in full Evzone uniform. Circa 1938

My Grandfather's portrait from the Greek military academy in full Evzone uniform. Circa 1938

Post with 9180 views. My Grandfather's portrait from the Greek military academy in full Evzone uniform.

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