Ottoman Empire (1909-1918)

 

Upon the commencement of Sultan Mehmed V Resad’s reign in 1909, a competition was declared to find a personal march for the new sultan. The contest was won by Italo Selvelli, who was of Italian heritage (as were nearly all the other creators of personal marches for previous sultans). Also, like the previous sultan’s march, this anthem also appears to have lyrics as well.