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Living his life in fer in the Topkapi Palace after being deposed, AbdulAziz wrote Murat V who replaced him a letter, and asked to be relocated from the Topkapi Palace. He feared for his life. He begged for security. His wish was granted.


AbdulAziz was relocated to the Feriye Palace, and he felt safer. He took machetes, daggers, swords, and certain other combat tools with him. But Sultan AbdulAziz was under the surveillance of the junta. Sultan AbdulAziz hadn’t chosen the personnel that would serve him in Feriya Palace. They were appointed by Huseyin Avni Pasha. While the protection of the palace was left to his enemies Avni Pasha and Kayserili Ahmet Pasha; Cezayirli Pehlivan Mustava Cavus, Yozgatli Mustafa, and Boyabatli Haci Mehmet were chosen to serve AbdulAziz. From this information, it seems that everything in the Feriye Palace furthered the murder of AbdulAziz. In the meantime, second Mabeynci Fahri Bey were tasked with assisting AbdulAziz, and all other asisstants were sent away. Fahri Bey was working for the coup conspirators. AbdulAziz was trapped, and he was an easy target to kill.

Last Photo of Marty Sultan AbdulAziz

Last Photo of Marty Sultan AbdulAziz (4 June 1987)

AbdulAziz was left alone in the room prepared for him, and he said “My fate is left only to Allah now,” regarding his situation. Shortly after, the machete AbdulAziz carried was taken from him by the order of the guard tasked with protecting him, and the second Mabeynci Fahri Bey’s requests to Valide Sultan. The old Sultan was left completely defenseless.


The Sultan spent all his time in prayer. He spend the night and day reading the Quran and performing the salat.


One day, Cezayirli Mustafa Pehlivan and Yozgatli Pehlivan Mustafa Cavus entered the room. AbdulAziz knew what was going on. Before he could say anything, they and their followers jumped on AbdulAziz. Even though AbdulAziz was a strong man, they took him down eventually. Fahri Bey held AbdulAziz’s arms. Yozgatli Mustafa Pehlivan brandished a sharp dagger, and cut AbdulAziz’s wrists. They were going to make it look like a suicide. But no one who commits suicide cuts both wrists.


The Padishah, his wrists cut open and bleeding, looked at the second Mabeynci Fahri Bey once more, and said: “These hands you dared to cut, didn’t they gift you prayer beads made of pearls, two days ago?” It was a sad twist of fate that it was the Sultan himself who had took his killer Fahri Bey under his wing when he was a helper in a coffee shop, and helped him rise to the prestigious position of Second Mabeynci. Padishah passed away as the blood left his veins. The killers looked at the great Padishah as he died with fear in their eyes. They left the room through the window, and escaped into the garden. The guards posted at the door ran away when they understood the deed was done.

The Second Mabeynci Fahri Bey

The Second Mabeynci Fahri Bey


There was a deep silence in the corridor. Arzmiyaz Kalfa, one of the palace servants, heard mumbling inside the door as she was passing by. She tried to open the door, but it was locked from the inside. “Somebody, help!” she shouted, “Something happened to our Efendi!”


Those who heard her broke the door down, and they were met with AbdulAziz’s body, covered in blood… but some of the officers were already instructed by Huseyin Avni Pasha, and they dragged AbdulAziz’s shaking body to the guard station in the palace. They laid him against a tree. They did nothing to save the Padishah who was still alive. Sultan’s eyes went blank, and he passed away.


After it was over, doctors were called. Officials reports were prepared, and the news broke out. The old Padishah has fallen prey to depression. He had asked for a mirror and scissors to trim his beard, and he had cut himself with it to commit suicide.


Huseyin Avni Pasha

Huseyin Avni Pasha

When the doctors wanted to examine AbdulAziz’s body, Huseyin Avni stopped them by saying “This is no mere corpse.” The late Sultan’s ‘death report’ has the signature of 19 foreign and local doctors. Doctors did not examine the Sultan’s body. They said the Sultan committed suicide. The report that stated the Sultan’s suicide was signed by 19 doctors. If this report is examined, one would see that it only mentions the cuts on the body’s wrists, and the other parts of the body are not mentioned. In spite of the coroner’s requests, the sheet on the body was not even lifted. The body had other wounds.


It was all masterfully planned, dear friend. Was the murder of Sultan AbdulAziz caused by the mere ambition of three Pashas? Was that all there was to it? No, friend, no. Keep reading.


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Sultan AbdulHamid meet with Sultan AbdulAziz. The scene at Payitaht AbdulHamid Episode 47.



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The Clock Towers From The Archive Of Sultan Abdul Hamid



The Clock Towers From The Archive Of Sultan Abdul Hamid


The clock, which provided great convenience to people with its invention, was located in the city squares at a size and height that everyone could see before it got smaller and went into pockets. Although they were built in the West, these historical buildings, which became works of art in the East, were the most striking architectural works of the cities. On the 25th anniversary of Sultan AbdulHamid’s accession to the throne, it spread to the interior of Anatolia, with the governors sending an edict to build a clock tower. We have compiled the photographs of clock towers that have witnessed centuries from the archive of Sultan AbdulHamid.


Amasya Saat Kulesi

Amasya Clock Tower

The clock tower, located at the north end of the bridge, right next to the Government Mansion, was built in 1865 by the Amasya Governor Ziya Pasha.


Ankara Memleket Saati

Ankara Clock Tower


Bağdat Saat Kulesi

Baghdad Clock Tower

Although clock tower construction emerged in the West, it became an art in the East. The first examples of these historical structures, which have been seen since the 13th century, were seen in Italy and England. It started to be seen in the Ottoman Empire towards the end of the 16th century.


Balıkesir Saat Kulesi

Balıkesir Clock Tower

Balikesir Clock Tower, which was brought to the city by Mehmet Pasha of Crete in 1829, was built in a cylindrical shape, similar to the Galata Tower in Istanbul.


Balıkesir Saat Kulesi2

Balıkesir Clock Tower

When it was destroyed due to the earthquake in 1897, it was rebuilt in 1901 as it is today. The tower, which has clocks in all four directions, was made of cut stone and decorated with relief workmanship.


Bombay Saat Kulesi

Darülfünun building and clock tower in Mumbai, India

Architectural works of the period reflect this feature because they were built in baroque, empire, eclectic and neo-classical styles. Clock towers are usually plain stone structures. Clock towers in Tophane, Yıldız Palace, Dolmabahçe, İzmir and İzmit are the most ornate.


Bursa Saat Kulesi

Clock tower in the garden of Osman Gazi tomb

The clock tower located in Tophane Park in Bursa; It was first built during the reign of Sultan Abdulaziz. It was demolished at an unknown date, however, until the 1900s. Its construction started again in 1904 and was completed on August 31, 1905. It was put into service with a ceremony by the Governor Reşit Mümtaz Pasha on 31 August 1906 in honor of Abdülhamid’s accession to the throne.


Edirne Saat Kulesi

Edirne Clock Tower

The tower, which became known as the “Macedonian Clock Tower” after the wooden floors and clocks that had been built by Hacı İzzet Pasha, one of the governors of Edirne, on the tower in 1866-1867, was severely damaged in the 1953 earthquake.


Evrak Mahzeniyle Saat Kulesi

In addition to showing the time, it was also used as a fire watchtower. Some clock towers, such as those in Dolmabahçe and Yıldız palaces, were used as barometers and thermometers.


Gümülcine Saat Kulesi

Gümülcine Clock Tower

According to the researches carried out by academics, there are forty-four standing in Anatolia, fifteen rising like a tower by connecting to a structure, twenty-five that have disappeared, fifteen newly built, six in Albania, twenty-three in Bosnia-Herzegovina, thirty-five in Bulgaria, and Palestine. , four in Iraq, eleven in Kosovo, one in Libya, two in Lebanon, fifteen in Macedonia, one in Egypt, one in Romania, one in Serbia, three in Syria and a total of 115 clock towers, of which fourteen in Greece, were identified.


Halep Saat Kulesi

Halep Clock Tower


İzmir İstasyonu Saat Kulesi

İzmir Station Clock Tower

Izmir Clock Tower, one of the Ottoman sultans, Sultan II. It was built to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Abdülhamid’s accession to the throne. The 25-meter-high, 4-storey and octagonal tower, built by the commission consisting of İzmir Governor Kıbrıslı Kamil Pasha, his son Naval Mirliva Said Pasha and Mayor Eşref Pasha, adorns Konak Square.


Konya Saat Kulesi

Konya Clock Tower

This clock tower in Konya was converted from a church and used as a mosque and later as a clock tower. In 1872, the governor of Burdurlu Ahmed Tevfik Pasha had a square wooden room built on top of its dome to turn the Eflatun Masjid into a clock tower, and a wooden tower was placed on top of it. The tughra of Sultan Abdulaziz was engraved on the outer face of the mihrab wall of the building, which has clock dials on all four sides. Unfortunately, it could not reach the present day because it was demolished to its foundations in 1921.


Samarra Cami Saat Kulesi

Samarra Cami (Mosque) Clock Tower

Clock towers, which became the symbols of cities, were built on the highest hills or in squares that could be seen from everywhere. According to their locations, they were divided into three as those located in the squares, those planted on slopes and hills, and those located on a building.


Samsun Saat Kulesi

Samsun Clock Tower

Sultan II. It was built on October 4, 1906 during the reign of Abdülhamid. The 15-meter-high clock tower had a cylindrical body rising on an octagonal base. The top of the hull was made similar to the minaret balconies.


Tophane Saat Kulesi

Tophane Clock Tower

Tophane, also known as Nusretiye Clock Tower, was built by Sultan Abdülmecid in the second half of the 19th century. The clock tower gradually narrows upwards and has four floors with the clock section. It is located in front of the Tophane Barracks, behind the Nusretiye Mosque. It is the first surviving clock tower of Istanbul.


Trablusgarp Saat Kulesi

Tripoli Clock Tower

The historical clock tower in the bazaar next to Şuheda Square can be seen from all over the city and reflects the Ottoman architecture of that period.


Yanya Saat Kulesi

Yanya Clock Tower

II. On the 25th anniversary of AbdulHamid’s accession to the throne, a decree was sent to the governors regarding the construction of a clock tower. Thus, historical buildings spread to the interior of Anatolia.


Yıldız Sarayı Hamidiye Saat Kulesi

Yıldız Palace Hamidiye Clock Tower

Hamidiye Clock Tower is located in Yıldız district of Beşiktaş district of Istanbul. As it can be understood from the tugra on the entrance gate, it was built by AbdulHamid II between 1889 and 1890. The architect of the clock tower, which was built with four sides (octagon) with broken corners, is Sarkis Balyan. There are four inscriptions on the first floor of the tower, a thermometer and barometer on the second floor, and a clock room on the top floor. There is a compass on the decorative roof of the clock tower and a weather vane on its top.


Yozgat Saat Kulesi

Yozgat Clock Tower

Yozgat Clock Tower, built by Şakir Usta in 1908 under the mayorship of Tevfikzade Ahmet Bey, is located in the city center. The imposing and centuries-old clock tower consists of 7 floors, with the ground floor and parts of the bells. The clock tower, which was built with cut stones, has 4 clocks placed on the facades of the first floor.


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1. Turkiye (…)

2. Bulgaria (545 years)

3. Greece (400 years)

4. Serbia (539 years)

5. Montenegro (539 years)

6. Bosnia and Herzegovina (539 years)

7. Croatia (539 years)

8. Macedonia (539 years)

9. Slovenia (250 years)

10. Romania (490 years)

11. Slovakia (20 years) Ottoman name: Uyvar

12. Hungary (160 years)

13. Moldova (490 years)

14. Ukraine (308 years)

15. Azerbaijan (25 years)

16. Georgia (400 years)

17. Armenia (20 years)

18. Southern Cyprus (293 years)

19. Northern Cyprus (293 years)

20. Southern lands of Russia (291 years)

21. Poland (25 years)-protection- Ottoman name: Lehistan

22. The southeast coast of Italy (20 years)

23. Albania (435 years)

24. Belarus (25 years) -protection-

25. Lithuania (25 years) -protection-

26. Latvia (25 years) -protection-

27. Kosovo (539 years)

28. Vojvodina (166 years) Ottoman name: Banat

29. Iraq (402 years)

30. Syria (402 years)

31. Israel (402 years)

32. Palestine (402 years)

33. Urdun (402 years)

34. Arabia (399 years)

35. Yemen (401 years)

36. Oman (400 years)

37. United Arab Emirates (400 years)

38. Qatar (400 years)

39. Bahrain (400 years)

40. Kuwait (381 years)

41. Western lands of Iran (30 years)

42. Lebanon (402 years)

43. Egypt (397 years)

44. Libya (394 years) Ottoman name: Tripoli

45. Tunisia (308 years )

46. ​​Algeria (313 years)

47. Sudan (397 years) Ottoman name: Nubia

48. Eritrea (350 years) Ottoman name: Habes

49. Djibouti (350 years)

50. Somalia (350 years) Ottoman name: Zeyla

51. Kenyan beaches (350 years)

52. Tanzanian beaches (250 years)

53. Northern regions of Chad (313 years) Ottoman name: Reşade

54. Part of Niger (300 years) Ottoman name: Kavar

55. The northern lands of Mozambique (150 years)

56. Morocco (50 years) -protection-

57. Western Sahara (50 years) -protection-

58. Mauritania (50 years) -patronage-

59. Mali (300 years) Ottoman name: Gat Kazası

60. Senegal (300 years)

61. Gambia (300 years)

62. Guinea-Bissau (300 years)

63. Guinea (300 years )

64. Part of Ethiopia (350 years) Ottoman name: Habeş (Abyssinian)


Although not officially located within the borders of the Ottoman Land borders, the places that are actually connected to the Caliphate are:


65. Muslims of India -Pakistan-

66. East India Muslims -Bangladesh-

67. Singapore

68. Malaysia

69. Indonesia

70. Turkestan Khanates

71. Nigeria

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