What was the Battle of Sirp Sindigi?

Introduction Sırp Sındığı, also known as the First Battle of Maritsa, was a sudden night raid by an Ottoman force led by Hacı İlbey on a Serbian contingent at the banks of the Martisa river about 15 kilometres from the city of Adrianople. It occurred in 1364 between an expeditionary force of the Ottomans and… Read More

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What was the Battle of Maritsa?

Introduction The Battle of Maritsa, or Battle of Chernomen (Serbian: Marička bitka/ Маричка битка, Turkish: Çirmen Muharebesi, İkinci Meriç Muharebesi in tr. Second Battle of Maritsa) took place at the Maritsa River near the village of Chernomen (today Ormenio in Greece) on 26 September 1371 between Ottoman forces commanded by Lala Şahin Pasha and Evrenos,… Read More