An Ottoman bronze cannon

An Ottoman bronze cannon

Ottoman Bronze cannon from Sultan Mehmet era

Ottoman Bronze cannon from Sultan Mehmet era

A model of the Big Cannon used in 1453 sige of Istanbul

A model of the Big Cannon used in 1453 sige of Istanbul

A cannon on display outside the museum

A cannon on display outside the museum

A Krupp Mark fixed cannon from WWI

A Krupp Mark fixed cannon from WWI

Kahraman Nefer Seyyid carried 276kg shell in the WWI

Kahraman Nefer Seyyid carried 276kg shell in the WWI

Krupp Mark Cannon used in Dardanelles campaign

Krupp Mark Cannon used in Dardanelles campaign

Flowering trees inside the garden of Istanbul Military Museum

Flowering trees inside the garden of Istanbul Military Museum

Light tank T-26B - used in 1934

Light tank T-26B - used in 1934

A fighter jet outside the museum

A fighter jet outside the museum

Fighter jet - Istanbul Military Museum

Fighter jet - Istanbul Military Museum

A machine gun on display

A machine gun on display

Rows of cannons leading to the military barracks

Rows of cannons leading to the military barracks

Long cannons on LHS

Long cannons on LHS

Short cannons on RHS

Short cannons on RHS

Entrance to the museum's main door

Entrance to the museum's main door

Memorabilia on display beside ticket desk

Memorabilia on display beside ticket desk

Daggers in the reception area of the museum

Daggers in the reception area of the museum

Armours and weapons for infantry

Armours and weapons for infantry

Armoured janissary - Istanbul Military Museum

Armoured janissary - Istanbul Military Museum

A gold plated copper helmet from the 16th century

A gold plated copper helmet from the 16th century

A fully armoured janissary

A fully armoured janissary

A fire extinguisher on wheels

A fire extinguisher on wheels

Turkish tribes in Central Asia

Turkish tribes in Central Asia

Map of the Turkish migration

Map of the Turkish migration

This painting depicts aTurkish Central Asian war

This painting depicts aTurkish Central Asian war

Painting of a war

Painting of a war

This painting depicts Turks as great warriors

This painting depicts Turks as great warriors

This chart shows famous Turkish Turan tactics

This chart shows famous Turkish Turan tactics

Bust of Attila the Hun

Bust of Attila the Hun

The Battle of Manzikert - painting inside the Istanbul Military Museum

The Battle of Manzikert - painting inside the Istanbul Military Museum

Al-Khawarzami, Al-Biruini, Al-Farabi, Ibn-i Sina & Yusuf Balasgun

Al-Khawarzami, Al-Biruini, Al-Farabi, Ibn-i Sina & Yusuf Balasgun

A 1280 Firman of Mehmet Bey

A 1280 Firman of Mehmet Bey

1280 Firman of Mehmet Bey - statue

1280 Firman of Mehmet Bey - statue

The Battle of Myriokephalon - painting

The Battle of Myriokephalon - painting

The Battle of Manzikert in 1071

The Battle of Manzikert in 1071

This chart shows the tactics used in the Battle of Manzikert

This chart shows the tactics used in the Battle of Manzikert

Map of the Great Seljuk Empire

Map of the Great Seljuk Empire

Painting of Alp Arsalan (Seljuki)

Painting of Alp Arsalan (Seljuki)

Alp Arslan - close up

Alp Arslan - close up

Seljuk Malik Shah

Seljuk Malik Shah

Khilij Arsalan (Khilich Arsalan)

Khilij Arsalan (Khilich Arsalan)

Seljuk Alaeddin Keykubad

Seljuk Alaeddin Keykubad

The Battle of Dandanqan

The Battle of Dandanqan

Myself taking photo of a mirror

Myself taking photo of a mirror

The Seljuk Hall of the Istanbul Military Museum

The Seljuk Hall of the Istanbul Military Museum

Design of the13th century tiles

Design of the13th century tiles

The Great Turkish state area of the museum was closed

The Great Turkish state area of the museum was closed

The Ottoman Sultans

The Ottoman Sultans

A 13th century Koran

A 13th century Koran

This Koran belongs to Ghazi Evrenos Bey

This Koran belongs to Ghazi Evrenos Bey

A 15th century Ottoman chain mail

A 15th century Ottoman chain mail

The War of Varna

The War of Varna

Bust of Osman Bey (Osman I)

Bust of Osman Bey (Osman I)

Osman Bey (Osman Ghazi)

Osman Bey (Osman Ghazi)

Orhan Bey (Orhan Ghazi)

Orhan Bey (Orhan Ghazi)

Murad - son of Orhan Ghazi

Murad - son of Orhan Ghazi

Bayezid - son of Murad

Bayezid - son of Murad

Sultan Mehmed

Sultan Mehmed

Sultan Murad - son of Mehmed

Sultan Murad - son of Mehmed

Mehmed bin Murad

Mehmed bin Murad

A 14th century helmet - Istanbul Military Museum

A 14th century helmet - Istanbul Military Museum

It belongs to Orhan Ghazi

It belongs to Orhan Ghazi

Standard used by the Ottoman Army in 1389

Standard used by the Ottoman Army in 1389

An Ottoman standard of war

An Ottoman standard of war

The standard was used in the battle of Kosovo

The standard was used in the battle of Kosovo

The Ottoman Hall of the Istanbul Military Museum

The Ottoman Hall of the Istanbul Military Museum

Pistols, guns and a model of a cannon

Pistols, guns and a model of a cannon

A shield, horse mask and a gold plated helmet

A shield, horse mask and a gold plated helmet

A gold plated shield on display

A gold plated shield on display

A gold plated copper helmet

A gold plated copper helmet

A mail shirt (16th century) and a hemlet (17th century)

A mail shirt (16th century) and a hemlet (17th century)

A Turkish bow

A Turkish bow

Scotish and Italian pole arms

Scotish and Italian pole arms

Flags of the Ottoman naval ships

Flags of the Ottoman naval ships

Diver's sandals on display in the naval hall

Diver's sandals on display in the naval hall

Sailors' lanterns

Sailors' lanterns

Compass and a barn lantern

Compass and a barn lantern

This gun was used to attack Sultan Mahmud

This gun was used to attack Sultan Mahmud

Istanbul in 1453

Istanbul in 1453

Ottoman ships were brought over the hills

Ottoman ships were brought over the hills

Chain at the mouth of the Golden Horn in 1453

Chain at the mouth of the Golden Horn in 1453

Tophane and the Galata area in 1453

Tophane and the Galata area in 1453

Launch of the first Ottoman ship in the Golden Horn

Launch of the first Ottoman ship in the Golden Horn

Sultan Fatih - Mehmet the Conqueror

Sultan Fatih - Mehmet the Conqueror

Depiction of Sultan entering Istanbul after victory

Depiction of Sultan entering Istanbul after victory

Sultan Mehmed (Mehmet) in 1453

Sultan Mehmed (Mehmet) in 1453

Iron chamfron made for Sultan Selim I

Iron chamfron made for Sultan Selim I

Chamfron - close up

Chamfron - close up

A gold plated chamfron

A gold plated chamfron

Yavuz Sultan Selim

Yavuz Sultan Selim

Sultan Selim I

Sultan Selim I

Fatih Sultan Mehmet in mosaics

Fatih Sultan Mehmet in mosaics

Bayezid son of Mehmed

Bayezid son of Mehmed

Yavuz Sultan Selim

Yavuz Sultan Selim

Sultan Suleyman Kanouni

Sultan Suleyman Kanouni

Selim son of Suleyman

Selim son of Suleyman

Maces used during the war

Maces used during the war

Handle of a sword - Istanbul Military Museum

Handle of a sword - Istanbul Military Museum

Battle axes

Battle axes

A 13th century sword

A 13th century sword

A Mamluk Alem

A Mamluk Alem

A Persian Alem

A Persian Alem

This sword belongs to Nejum uddin Ayubi

This sword belongs to Nejum uddin Ayubi

12th Century sword of Nejum uddin Ayubi

12th Century sword of Nejum uddin Ayubi

A Persian Alem

A Persian Alem

A Mamluk sword from Egypt

A Mamluk sword from Egypt

Axes - used in the battles

Axes - used in the battles

A matchlock 17th century Ottoman rifle

A matchlock 17th century Ottoman rifle

The original chain used to guard the entry to the Golden Horn

The original chain used to guard the entry to the Golden Horn

The Golden Horn chain - close up

The Golden Horn chain - close up

The Fall of Constantinople in 1453

The Fall of Constantinople in 1453

A battle scene from 1453

A battle scene from 1453

A statue of Mehmet the Conqueror

A statue of Mehmet the Conqueror

Istanbul map showing city walls in 1453

Istanbul map showing city walls in 1453

This fortress was used to attck Istanbul

This fortress was used to attck Istanbul

The Golden Horn chain of 1453

The Golden Horn chain of 1453

This sword belongs to Suleyman the Magnificent

This sword belongs to Suleyman the Magnificent

Another sword of Suleyman

Another sword of Suleyman

These items belong to Suleyman the Magnificent

These items belong to Suleyman the Magnificent

This 16th century helmet belongs to Mehmed Pasha

This 16th century helmet belongs to Mehmed Pasha

Three Mamluks and two European swords

Three Mamluks and two European swords

A 16th century horse neck guard

A 16th century horse neck guard

Infantry armours and weapons

Infantry armours and weapons

A painting showing the Battle of Mohacs

A painting showing the Battle of Mohacs

A scene from the Battle of Mohacs

A scene from the Battle of Mohacs

Armoured soldier of the Ottoman cavalry

Armoured soldier of the Ottoman cavalry

19th Century Turkish Yataghans

19th Century Turkish Yataghans

Yataghans on display inside the Istanbul Military Museum

Yataghans on display inside the Istanbul Military Museum

Old daggers and cases

Old daggers and cases

Swords on display

Swords on display

Murad bin Salim

Murad bin Salim

Mehmed bin Murad

Mehmed bin Murad

Ahmed bin Mehmed

Ahmed bin Mehmed

Mustafa bin Mehmed

Mustafa bin Mehmed

A collection of European helmets

A collection of European helmets

Islamic and European styles of helmets

Islamic and European styles of helmets

Chamfron for camels

Chamfron for camels

Osman bin Ahmed

Osman bin Ahmed

Murad bin Ahmed

Murad bin Ahmed

Islamic styles of helmets

Islamic styles of helmets

A gold plated helmet

A gold plated helmet

A 16th century gold plated copper helmet

A 16th century gold plated copper helmet

Ibrahim bin Ahmed

Ibrahim bin Ahmed

Mehmed bin Ibrahim

Mehmed bin Ibrahim

An iron chamfron

An iron chamfron

Gold plated copper and iron shields

Gold plated copper and iron shields

A 15th century mail shirt belings to Sultan Khalil Ullah

A 15th century mail shirt belings to Sultan Khalil Ullah

Body armours and shields

Body armours and shields

An 18th century elephen hide shield from India

An 18th century elephen hide shield from India

Turtle and crocodile hide shields

Turtle and crocodile hide shields

Iron breastplates

Iron breastplates

Iron cuisses

Iron cuisses

Suleyman bin Ibrahim

Suleyman bin Ibrahim

Ahmed bin Ibraim

Ahmed bin Ibraim

Ahmed bin Mehmed

Ahmed bin Mehmed

The Young Turks in class room

The Young Turks in class room

Books which were studied by the Young Turks

Books which were studied by the Young Turks

Osman bin Mustafa

Osman bin Mustafa

Mustafa bin Ahmed

Mustafa bin Ahmed

Abdulhamid bin Ahmed

Abdulhamid bin Ahmed

These pistols belong to Hafiz Mehmet Pasha

These pistols belong to Hafiz Mehmet Pasha

A collection of small pistols

A collection of small pistols

Multi barrelled pistols

Multi barrelled pistols

A collection of guns

A collection of guns

A 15th century mail shirt belongs to Grand Vizier Mahmud Pasha

A 15th century mail shirt belongs to Grand Vizier Mahmud Pasha

Selim bin Mustafa

Selim bin Mustafa

Mustafa bin Abdulhamid

Mustafa bin Abdulhamid

Mahmud bin Abdulhamid

Mahmud bin Abdulhamid

Abdulmecid bin Mahmud

Abdulmecid bin Mahmud

Abdulaziz bin Mahmud

Abdulaziz bin Mahmud

Mehmed Murad bin Abdulaziz

Mehmed Murad bin Abdulaziz

Abdulhamid bin Abdulmacid

Abdulhamid bin Abdulmacid

Mehmed bin Abdulmecid

Mehmed bin Abdulmecid

Mehmed Vahiddin bin Abdulmecid

Mehmed Vahiddin bin Abdulmecid

A collection of powder horns

A collection of powder horns

A petrol driven machine gun

A petrol driven machine gun

Flintlock pistols - Istanbul Military Museum

Flintlock pistols - Istanbul Military Museum

Guns on display

Guns on display

A three barralled cannon inside Istanbul Military Museum

A three barralled cannon inside Istanbul Military Museum

Models of different cannons

Models of different cannons

An Ottoman cannon from 1868

An Ottoman cannon from 1868

Cannons on display

Cannons on display

The cannon hall of Istanbul the Military Museum

The cannon hall of Istanbul the Military Museum

Throwing clubs

Throwing clubs

Lances

Lances

A collection of arrows

A collection of arrows

Ceiling of the military museum

Ceiling of the military museum

Stair case inside the museum

Stair case inside the museum

This desk belongs to Anwer Pasha

This desk belongs to Anwer Pasha

This desk belongs to Sultan Abdulhamid

This desk belongs to Sultan Abdulhamid

This set was a gift from the Austrian emperor

This set was a gift from the Austrian emperor

The Battle of Dardanelles in WWI

The Battle of Dardanelles in WWI

A British flag captured during the war by the Turkish

A British flag captured during the war by the Turkish

Scene from the Battle of Dardanelles

Scene from the Battle of Dardanelles

A hard fought military victory for the Turkish

A hard fought military victory for the Turkish

A four barrelled machine gun

A four barrelled machine gun

Old machine guns on display

Old machine guns on display

A Koran which survived 1915 battle

A Koran which survived 1915 battle

A bullet lodged inside the spine of a Turkish soldier

A bullet lodged inside the spine of a Turkish soldier

The Shaheed Monument inside the Istanbul Military Museum

The Shaheed Monument inside the Istanbul Military Museum

A helicopter outside the museum building

A helicopter outside the museum building

Helicopter - close up

Helicopter - close up

An old turkish cannon

An old turkish cannon