First Floor Halls

At display, there is the official car in which the Military Minister of War and Grand Vizier Mahmut Şevket Pasha, one of the important actors of the Second Constitutional Monarchy period was waylaid and martyred on June 11, 1913 when leaving the Ministry of Naval Affairs. Additionally, arms and items presented to the person of Sultan Abdülhamit II and uniforms, arms and equipment belonging to famous people of the period such as Hüseyin Avni Pasha, the Army Commander; Ghazi Ahmet Muhtar Pasha and Tevfik Sağlam are also displayed in this hall.

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Army Commander Hüseyin Avni Pasha's Setre

The Car in which Mahmut Şevket Pasha was assassinated

In addition to examples such as various arms, banners, victory ribbons, medals and decorations used in the First World War Period, private apparel, uniforms and arms of people such as Enver Pasha who played an important role in the First World War are displayed. For detailed information on the First World War, the touch-screen computer in the hall can be used.

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Enver Pasha's Uniform

In the Battle of Dardanelles Hall, various findings collected from the battlefields and the uniform belonging to the Commander of 57th the Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Hüseyin Avni Bey who was martyred in the Dardanelles Battle along with his whole regiment are displayed.

Additionally, the helmets, accessories, equipage, flags, ensigns, arms, medal and decorations belonging to Turkish, English and ANZAC forces are displayed in this hall.

The Diorama Hall, where Battle of Dardanelles is portrayed by projection and by panoramic model, is one of the absorbing sections of our museum.

Private collections of Kâzım Karabekir, Ali Fuat Cebesoy, Refet Bele, Asım Gündüz, Şükrü Naili Gökberk, Ömer Halis Bıyıktay, who were Commanders of the War of Independence and items seized from the headquarters of Trikopis, captive Commander-in-Chief of the Greek Army are displayed.

The collection belonging to Demirci Mehmet Efe, one of the important militia of the War of Independence who launched the first resistance against Greeks in the Aegean and the model composition portraying Mustafa Kemal ATATURK issuing the command "Armies, your first goal is the Mediterranean ... Forward!" on the ridges of Eşme are worth seeing.

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Kazım Karabekir's Uniform

Demirci Mehmet Efe's Garment

Oilpainting (From the Turkish Independence War)

This hall is dedicated to the Korean War (1950-1953) and the Cyprus Peace Operation (1974). Uniforms of the Korea Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Tahsin Yazıcı, Regiment Commanders, Martyred Colonels Nuri Pamir and Celal Dora, starboards, medals and decorations are displayed in the Korean Section. Objects belonging to commanders taking part in the Cyprus Peace Operation and arms and uniforms acquired during the operation are exhibited in the Cyprus Section.

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In this hall, non-military obcjects are displayed. The works related to Turkish cultural history can be seen predominantly besides foreign origin objects.

The objects displayed in this hall are predominantly made of silver, grass, copper and porcelain. Among the objects displayed in the hall are trays, ladles, spoons, cups, plates and sticks which were used in daily life. Objects which were used for the purpose of interior decoration such as ornamental horn and candlestick and objects which were parts of the religious life such as case of prayer book, beggar's cup and baton are other pieces of the collection.

In this hall there are also manuscripts, firmans and decrees.

This is a hall where uniforms, arms and belongings of all our Commanders of the Armed Forces who served since the foundation of the Republic of Turkey and the plates and objects presented to them during their service are displayed.

The Harbiye building, currently used as the Military Museum and Cultural Complex was built in 1841 in order to educate officers for the Ottoman Army. In this school which continued its function also after the foundation of the Republic of Turkey many officers and commanders were educated for a period of nearly 100 years. Among these, the most important, beyond question, is the founder of the Republic of Turkey and the Great Statesman, Mustafa Kemal ATATURK.

In this hall reserved for ATATURK; ATATURK's photographs, belongings, medals and decorations, objects presented to him and models of 'Anıtkabir', his mausoleum, the Erzurum Congress Building, the Sivas Congress Building, the First Building of the Grand National Assembly, the Şişli Ataturk House and the house in Salonika where ATATURK was born are displayed.

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Atatürk's Seal

Honorary Professorship Degree

The tent, which had an important place in the life of Turkish Nations since the early periods of history was also used during the Ottoman era and has developed throughout centuries maintaining its significance.

The pole, or poles forming the backbone of the tent are made of wood and tent ensigns symbolizing sovereignty are placed in the external sections.

The Ottomans made use of tents in wars; in the state administration units of the palace organization and in recreation and entertainment locations in daily life as well as for the needs of the judicial system and to meet health requirements. The shape, size, material and decoration of tents varies depending on the social status of the owner. Ottoman tents are grouped by their support systems. 'Sayebans' comprise a group as sunshades. The 'Otağı Humayun', the Imperial Pavilion on the other hand, forms a separate and distinct group in terms of its dimensions, decorations and its function.

The finesse of the Ottoman adornment art can be observed in the 'sayebans', single-pole tents, double-pole tents, tent sections, tent poles and finial ensigns displayed in the Military Museum 's Tents Hall.

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Double Pole Tent

Tent Finial

Tent Pole

Tent Pole Coupling

Single Post Tent

The Selim III Stand exhibiting models of Selim III, among the Sultans of Ottoman and palace officials representing the then the apparel and accessories as real-like as possible is one of the lively stands of our museum.

In Armenian Question with Documents Hall; the intent was to surface the truths behind the baseless Armenian claims by exhibiting the original documents and photographs related to the 'Tehcir' (Mandatory Relocation) Act which was passed in the year 1915 covering the war period.

Official reports related to the massacre the Armenians committed in Anatolia and the photographs of the innocent Turkish people, official correspondence evidencing the existence of Armenian citizens serving in the Ottoman Army even during the war, the Council of Minister's Decision related with the implementation of the Tehcir Act, the list showing the distribution of Armenian citizens by cities subjected to mandatory relocation and the bloody shirt of Grand Vizier Talat Pasha who was martyred in Berlin in the year 1921 are objects worth noting and considering.

Translations of the original documents in Ottoman Turkish into Turkish and English displayed in the hall are also made available for the visitor on the platforms in the same hall