“The First Independent State and The First Border in the Balkans: Greece’s Establishment Proces”


in: Balkan Studies, History and Literature, Mangaltepe i, VD, Editor, Cyril Ve And Methodius University, İstanbul, pp.172-185, 2012

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Cyril Ve And Methodius University
  • City: İstanbul
  • Page Numbers: pp.172-185
  • Editors: Mangaltepe i, VD, Editor


Ottoman Army organization had started to deteriorate from the mid-17 th century. Military failures made the social and economic problems worse. In this situation, alternative potentials in the empire appeared because of the increasing military needs of the central government and the provincial governors. By the way, general employment of the  Albanian warriors who were famous with their courage and strength became possible. There were a lot of reasons for employing Albanian warriors with  salary while there was Ottoman regular army corps, including janissaries and soldiers from the states. Governing problems, had existed in the states and land system after the defeat in Vienne at 1683, was one of these reasons. Also after the end of the conquering era, the castles and fortresses at the borderlines were built for defense and there were not a necessary number of soldiers in these buildings. This problem was tried to by employing the warriors with long- matchlock-guns from  Bosnia, Herzegovina and Albania During the time, the necessity of mercenary increased too much as seen in the example of the Ottoman army which established for pressing the

 Greek Revolt in 1821  was almost composed of the Albanian soldiers.

Yazıda 1821 Rum isyanı sürecinde  Osmanlı ordusunda istihdam edilen Arnavut askerlerin dururmu ele alınmıştır.