Turkish Policeman, 1913

The police in the Ottoman Empire looked at law enforcement in the cities and major towns, with smaller settlements and rural areas serviced by the Gendarmerie.

Headdress Grey lambskin kalpack with red cloth top decorated with silver piping according to rank.

Jacket Light blue grey material with red collar and cuff patches. Silver lace bars are fixed to the red shoulder straps.

Equipment Plain white leather waist belt with buckle embossed with the Imperial Arms. Gloves are worn for parades.

Legwear Plain dark blue trousers worn over ankle boots.

Weapon Sword, probably more for show than as a deterrent to crime.


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