Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The başıbozuks (Turkish "Head cuters") are the irregular militias fighting for the interest of Great Turan, mostly originating from poor republics of Central Asia.

Başibozuk were irregular fighters during the Russo-Ottoman wars. The first time in modern history the başıbozuk division were re-created by the Turkish Prime Minister Karadığan during the conflict with the Meclis.

When Karadığan tried to strengthen his power, the Meclis rallied its civilian supporters and loyal military regiments. Karadığan rallied his loual başıbozuk forces and won the conflict, enabling him to achieve unprecented powers in Turkey since Mustafa Kemal.

Later başıbozuk became the key fighters against pro-Russian central Asian regimes, enabling Turkey to topple local governments without involving it regular armed forces.

The başıbozuk are loyal and courageous fighters, and although they are underequipped they always fight to the end. Enemy soldiers never risk to surrender to başıbozuk alive, prefering suicide over giving up.

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