Cavalry of Aleppo, called Deli. Vorstellung der vorzuglichsten Gattungen des Türckischen Militairs und ihrer Officiere (Presentation of the genres of Turkish military men and their officers). Dated 1805
Solak (Janissary Ottoman soldiers) who provided protection to the sultans during imperial ceremonies and wars, one task of the solak soldiers was to keep everybody away from the sultan, even his private servants such as sword bearers and footmen. Solak soldiers carried their weapons when they went out of the palace together with the sultan, however in 1492 after an assassination attempt to the Sultan Bayezid ii, they began to carry weapon also within the palace.