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  1. Sergeant Ali (Güner) 1920-1924
  2. I would like to share some photos of the Turkish Allies who have the TWM. PLEASE SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE ALSO: Top from left: 1. German Officer 2. German Officer - Asain Corps 3. Bulgarian NCO which was shared here in GMIC before by Theodor. 4. German Officer Bottom: 1. German Officer 2. Bulgarian Officers 3. Jordan Tal Scheich Jussuf Ul Ursan and Hauptmann Justin 4. German Officer in Maceonia 1917 Photos are shared by Mr. Iscen who collected them from the Net. Enjoy Demir
  3. Submarine commander Max Valentiner who transferred Turks to Libya during Turkish-Italian War 1911-1912
  4. Four years ago our friend Auseklis from this Forum indicated that BB&Co of the Turkish War Medal stands for Binder Brüder & Co. from Lüdensheid. This Company was also mentioned amongst the German medal makers. So far non of our friends from the Forum said anything about it. I would be glad to hear your opinions. Also did German Companies used Co. for company and is the German sign for "and" is "&" ? Is it possible for our German friends to get in touch this Company and ask whether they ever produced TWMs. http://www.gebr-binder.de/ Regards Demir
  5. Gallipoli Star (real or fake)

    Hello Abtomat, 1. You said what is the title: "It's "specimen type L" in my book about all the original and fake types of the "Iron Crescent" what is the title? 2. You said: " only the 2 Ottoman original types and all German/Austrian pieces manufactured from 1915 to 1919 are the real original ones." What are the two original types, can you post their photos? Thanks Demir
  6. Thanks Alex, For the correction and I will try to change the background. Best wishes Demir
  7. Here is the table for Ottoman Turkish Order and Medal Ribbons. prepared by me. I used mainly Mr. Metin Erüreten's Ottoman Orders and Medal book to find out colors of the ribbons. Of course some of them I already have in my collection. I also will include 3 hard to find ribbon photos. (Şefkat Nişanı-Orders of Charity, Hareket-i Arz - Eartquake and Tahlisiye - Life Saving Medal 4 or more) Hope these will help Regards Demir
  8. Hello, Why don't you join our Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/osmanlimadalyalari/ Regards Demir
  9. A German Pilot with the Turkish War Medal, EKI and German Pilot badge. Also an unidentified baged with propellers? Any information on this badge? Regards
  10. Airmans qualification badge

    Turkish Aeronautics Assosiation (Türk Tayyare Cemiyeti) Medals awarded between 1925-1944 source: www.kokpit.aero 32 Medal decorated with diamonds 874 Gold 1.469 Silver 2.531 Bronze 4.906 Total Medals decorated with diamonds which were awarded to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and the first Turkish woman pilot Sabiha Gökçen. (Exibited at the Anıtkabir Museum)
  11. Order of Medjidie... good one or bad one?

    It is not 5th class because it seems that the part where the tughra is not silver and I wouldn't suggest this one. Regards
  12. Cholera Medal 1865

    Hi, I tried some well known books but could not find a number. Regards Demir
  13. General Exzellenz Felix Graf von Bothmer (10.12.1852 – 18.3.1937) in Narajow, his Chief of Staff on his left. Colonel Ismet (Inönü) during the Independence War. (2nd President of the Republic) Hans Humann with his sister. Naval Attache at the German Embassy during the WWI and a very close friend of Enver Pasha.
  14. Avsar, Thanks for the really good info and beautiful photos. Best wishes Demir Erman
  15. Order of Charity (Nishani Shefkat - Şefkat Nişanı) Instituted in 1878 by Sultan Abdulhamid II in three classes, this order was reserved for women. It was given in recognition of charitable work, or as a token of the Sultan's esteem. First Class breast star, in gold and enamels, each of five points and olives in olive branches set with diamonds, 57mm, with pin back suspension. Bestowed upon Leila Jessie von Heidenstam (1849-1921), wife of Oskar Gustav von Heidenstam, Swedish Envoy to Constantinople (circa 1876-1883). (From the collection of Ayhan Özcan)
  16. Hi, I would like to share my 2 piece EKI (Deschlersohn) and 3 piece EKII collection (2 of them are magnetic) and would like to receive your opinios please. Thanks. Demir EKI (Deschlersohn) 1870 EKII 1914 Magnetic (a)
  17. Turkish Pilots Badge variations

    What is belt buckle?
  18. Hi Historian, It is nice to have a granson of an officer in our Forum, welcome. Best wishes Demir Erman
  19. Turkish Liyakat medal

    Hi, It is silver. The asteriks is for the ribbon appliance I think. Regards Demir
  20. Atatürk - The Father Of The Turks 1881-19∞

    Hello Alex, Yes this is a military forum and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was a military man, in fact a field marshall at the end who fought against the invading armies with success and founded the Turkish Republic. Best wishes Demir PS:
  21. Trench Art Ashtray - Balkans 1918

    Nice, enjoy
  22. Gallipoli Star (real or fake)

    Hello Gordon, Nice to hear from you. Yes you are right, Sometime ago, I remember, in one of the discussions, I have agreed to use those terms. I think this is the only medal in the world which could be produced by some other country and considered to be period item. There was no other way of course to be able to get the medal since there was no Turkish Government. Regards Demir
  23. Gallipoli Star (real or fake)

    Hi Lambert, As you know any medal which was not made during and after the WWI or ordered to a foreign producer (if there is any) by the Ottoman Mint is a replica or a copy (whichever word one prefers) which we consider as period items, because of the fact that people hasn't been able to get their medals from the Ottoman Government after the war so that they supplied their own medals from the German and Austrian manufacturers. What we are discussing recently was not the ones made during that period but medals produced recently and call them fakes. IMHO this is a period item, maybe Austrian make because of the style of the tougra. Date is missing. Best wishes Demir
  24. Order of Medjidie

    Hi, There are several medal books and one has to check each one of them. Your people can go the Archives and can ask the help of one of the people working there. I have done it myself for the Turkish War Medal recipients but I couldn't find most of them because they were given during the last years of the Ottomans and medals given by the Germans. As far as I know other medal and order books were kept well if the medals were not given during the lasy days. Best wishes Demir
  25. Order of Medjidie

    Hello Ovan, You have to apply to the Ottoman Archives in Istanbul. https://en.devletarsivleri.gov.tr/ There are several books containing the names of the recipients at the archives. The problem is you have to know the old Turkish script. Ask your friends to check the books in the archives again. Best wishes Demir