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Yörük Ali Efe (Zeybek Yörük Army in WWI) - Anthrocivitas

Yörük Ali Efe (Zeybek Yörük Army in WWI) - Anthrocivitas

AYDINLI ZEYBEKLER: Fotoğrafta iki zeybek ve sağ başta bir esnaf var. Esnaf bir locaya bağlı. Zeybekler ise baştan aşağı silahlı. Yolculuk yapanların bahşişle kendilerine zeybek tuttukları da tarihi bir gerçek.

AYDINLI ZEYBEKLER: Fotoğrafta iki zeybek ve sağ başta bir esnaf var. Esnaf bir locaya bağlı. Zeybekler ise baştan aşağı silahlı. Yolculuk yapanların bahşişle kendilerine zeybek tuttukları da tarihi bir gerçek.

Zeybek / Zeibek / ziebek-Yataghan with T-shaped pommel. Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late 17th to early 20th centuries, of Thracian origin.

Zeybek / Zeibek / ziebek-Yataghan with T-shaped pommel. Zeybecks were irregular militia and guerrilla fighters living in the Aegean Region of the Ottoman Empire from late to early centuries, of Thracian origin.

Two warrior-type men in their typical costume, inside a coffee-shop. Istanbul, late 19th c. These men, mostly born in families with a martial tradition, could become either highwayman, either bodyguard or ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier in the Ottoman army).

Two warrior-type men in their typical costume, inside a coffee-shop. Istanbul, late 19th c. These men, mostly born in families with a martial tradition, could become either highwayman, either bodyguard or ‘başıbozuk’ (irregular soldier in the Ottoman army).

The traditional outfit of the ‘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.

The traditional outfit of the ‘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.

Zeibek costume from the Maeander plain. - LABORDE, Léon Emmanuel - GEZGİNLERİN BAKIŞI - Yerler - Anıtlar – İnsanlar Güneydoğu Avrupa - Doğu Akdeniz Yunanistan - Anadolu - Güney İtalya - 15. yüzyıl - 20. yüzyıl

Zeibek costume from the Maeander plain. - LABORDE, Léon Emmanuel - GEZGİNLERİN BAKIŞI - Yerler - Anıtlar – İnsanlar Güneydoğu Avrupa - Doğu Akdeniz Yunanistan - Anadolu - Güney İtalya - 15. yüzyıl - 20. yüzyıl

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.

Portret of Demirci Mehmet Efe (1883-1961), from Pirlibey köyü, near Nazilli (Prov. Aydın).  Picture taken ca. 1922. He was a prominent member of the ‘Kuva-yi Milliye’ (Nationalist Forces, which refers to the irregular Turkish militia forces in the early period of the Turkish War of Independence).

Portret of Demirci Mehmet Efe (1883-1961), from Pirlibey köyü, near Nazilli (Prov. Aydın). Picture taken ca. 1922. He was a prominent member of the ‘Kuva-yi Milliye’ (Nationalist Forces, which refers to the irregular Turkish militia forces in the early period of the Turkish War of Independence).

A man in traditional costume of the ‘zeybek’ (people’s militia).  Afyon province, ca. 1925.(Pharyah)

A man in traditional costume of the ‘zeybek’ (people’s militia). Afyon province, ca.

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