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These are organized thematically, rather than by overall precedence. Most don't appear to be decorations in the conventional sense, but ribbons for holding various commands, completing various schools, etc.

"Başarı Şerit Rozetleri" means "achievement ribbons". Most of these seem to be schools and types of services.

"Komutanlık Şerit Rozetleri" means "command ribbons". They range from Chief of the General Staff down to brigade command.

"Alay, Tabur, B?l?k Komutanlığı" means "regimental, battalion and squadron command".

"Mesleki İhtisas Şerit Rozetleri" means "ribbon for professional skills/accomplishments." These, however, include service ribbons. The lone ribbon on the second row is the Combat Action Ribbon. The third row are the Korea, Cyprus and "new inventions" ribbons. The last is for inventing or improving weapons, equipment and the like. The next row are "educational membership ribbons" for doctors, docents and professors. The next row has the distinguished courage and sacrifice ribbons, which appear to differ from the medal in post #23. The next row is made up of navy command at sea ribbons. I think the last are chief navigator ribbons. At least I think that's what a Baş?ark?ı is.

In looking over the Turkish Army website (which has the unfortunate acronym KKK, for Ground Forces Command) list of ribbons here, I see a bunch of ribbons not shown here, so they've either added more or this chart was incomplete. For instance, at #9 are "YURTDIŞI S?REKLİ G?REV ŞERİT ROZETİ" which are overseas service ribbons for assignment to NATO, UN or similar staffs.

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Hello, gentlemen.

Just want to continue Turkish Republic theme:

(What name is correct for Nışani in modern Turkey - "Order" or "Honour Badge"?)

1. Devlet Nışani / Order of the State

2. Cumhurıyet Nışani / Order of the Republic

3. Lıyakat Nışani / Order of Merit

4. Devlet Şeref Madalyası / State Medal of Honour

5. Devlet ?v?n? Madalyası / ? (please give translation who knows)

6. Devlet ?st?n Hızmet Madalyası / State Medal for Distinguished Service

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7. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Savaş Madalyası / Turkish Armed Forces War Medal - 1st Class

8. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Savaş Madalyası / Turkish Armed Forces War Medal - 2nd Class

9. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Şeref Madalyası / Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Honour - 1st Class

10. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Şeref Madalyası / Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Honour - 2nd Class

11. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri ?st?n Cesaret ve Feragat Madalyası / Turkish Armed Forces Distinguished Courage and Sacrifice Medal

12. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri ?st?n Cesaret ve Feragat Madalyası (Kibris) / Turkish Armed Forces Distinguished Courage and Sacrifice Medal (Cyprus)

13. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri ?v?n? Madalyası - 1st Class

14. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri ?v?n? Madalyası - 2nd Class

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14. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri ?st?n Hızmet Madalyası / Turkish Armed Forces Distinguished Service Medal

15. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Hızmet Madalyası / Turkish Armed Forces Service Medal

16. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Başarı Madalyası / Turkish Armed Forces Achievement Medal

17. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Başarı Madalyası (Kibris) / Turkish Armed Forces Achievement Medal (Cyprus)

18. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Lıyakat Madalyası / Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Merit

19. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Lıyakat Madalyası (Kibris) / Turkish Armed Forces Medal of Merit (Cyprus)

20. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Şeref Nışani / Turkish Armed Forces Badge of Honour

21. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri ?v?n? Nışani / ?

22. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Hızmet Nışani / Turkish Armed Forces Badge for Service

23. T?rk Silahlı Kuvvetleri Lıyakat Nışani / Turkish Armed Forces Badge for Merit

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And these medals I can't recognize:

24. Unknown Medal

25. Unknown Medal and Badge (something Red Crescent (Kızılay) commemorative?)

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Great thread, thank you!

I'm selling my 1938 medal right now on eBay, and would be glad if it found a new good home... ;o(

http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15506&item=250480391729

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Hello, gentlemen.

Just want to continue Turkish Republic theme:

(What name is correct for Nışani in modern Turkey - "Order" or "Honour Badge"?)

1. Devlet Nışani / Order of the State

2. Cumhurıyet Nışani / Order of the Republic

3. Lıyakat Nışani / Order of Merit

4. Devlet Şeref Madalyası / State Medal of Honour

5. Devlet ?v?n? Madalyası / ? (please give translation who knows)

6. Devlet ?st?n Hızmet Madalyası / State Medal for Distinguished Service

Hi,

Devlet Ovunc Madalyası: State Medal of Pride (To be proud of ...)

demir

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And these medals I can't recognize:

24. Unknown Medal

25. Unknown Medal and Badge (something Red Crescent (Kızılay) commemorative?)

Hi,

First Medal:

Yurtta Sulh, Cihanda Sulh : Famous motto of Ataturk (Peace at Home, Peace in the World)

I don't know why it is given, but it is made in the State Mint n Istanbul.

best wishes

Demir

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Dear Dave,

Thank you for the lovely introduction and the pictures of the IndependenceMedal.

This is the picture of obverse side.

The figures on this side are: OBVERSE

The first Parliament Building in Ankara under the rays of the sun. These raysrepresent the victory and the foundation and birth of the Turkish Republic

Ankara houses and mosque on both sides of the Parliament.

Under parliament symbol of earth and sickle and scythe,anvil and hammer,palette and brush represents the new Republic' commintment to science,agriculture, industry and culture and shows her aim to unite with heworld.

Oak leaves and clouds on both sides and 23 April 1336 (1920) (inaugurationdate of the Parliament)(1336 left). Under the clouds a peasant women leading anoxcart. (representing the independence war.) 23 April written in the oldscript. (Using Arabic letters)(This changed after the acceptence of the Latinalphabet in 1928)

Under the oxcart clouds and rays continues from above and inhe middle a plumb, representing the foundation of the state.

REVERSE:

Under the moon and the crescent (Turkish flag) the map ofthe Republic. A star representing the new Capital Ankara and 7 rays emergingfrom it, reaching the borders, Edirne on the west and Kars on the right. Withinthe upper border of the moon, there are olive leaves for peace and in themiddle, the date 1 November 1922 (1 Teşrinisani 1338 - abolition date of thesultanate).

This medal is to be worn on the right side, half under the collar.

Best wishes and thanks again.

demir :beer:

Edited by demir

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This medal is to be worn on the right side, half under the collar

Ahhhh! Now I understand what is depicted on this bust of Ataturk in the Military Museum in Istanbul.

Thank you.

William

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