After the abolition of the Janissary Corps in , a new army was established under the name of Asakir-i Mansure-i Muhammediye Trained Victorious Soldiers of Muhammad. Even though the principles of the new army were determined with the sultan's mandate, there was no system for military recruitment. Salaries would be paid for 12 years of military service. This duration of military service would keep military personnel away from civil life for a long time, including marriage. Leaving the army was only possible if there was no one left to work the soil with the death of a guardian and no relatives to look after orphans.

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Husrev Pasha served as their serasker. Mahmud II was not the first sultan who started the modernisation of the Ottoman army. Despite this, the Mansure Army became the main army corps of the Ottoman Empire until the Dissolution era. In , the uniforms of the ocak were changed and finally in , the Ottoman army was dissolved.

Before their abolition in , the Janissary corps fiercely opposed attempts by the Sultan and the government to reform the military.

This tension between the Janissaries and the state often resulted in violence. In Edirne incident of , the government dispatched a small army to Edirne in order to establish the first headquarters of the New Order Troops in Tekfurdagi in European Turkey.

The reactionaries only held power for a short time before a rebellion led by a powerful notable, Alemdar Mustafa, seized control of the capital in July Alemdar Mustafa oversaw the reformation of the new army, placed new regulations on the Janissaries, and sought to strengthen ties between the center and the periphery of the empire by requesting that notables obey the central government.

The Janissaries resistance, however, remained fierce. In November , they revolted again. Janissary resistance to reform finally came to an end following the Auspicious Incident in when Mahmud II obtained a fatwa sanctioning the slaughter of the Janissaries and the abolition of the corps. In , the state established reserve armies in the Anatolian and Rumelian provinces. The state planned to create an army based upon discipline and drill.

The Ottomans invited many skilled officers from Europe to train recruits in European drill and maneuvers. The Military School for Officers was inaugurated in and an artillery school opened soon after in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Part of a series on the. Classical army — Reform period. Modern army — Modern Army. Osmanli web in Turkish. Retrieved 4 November Chapter 3.

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