Liakat Medal

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Liakat Medal
Awarded by Ottoman Sultan
Country Ottoman Empire
Type Medal
Eligibility Civilians and military
Awarded for Meritorious military or civilian service.
Status No longer awarded
Clasps Swords for World War I
Established 1890
Next (higher) Imtiyaz Medal
Next (lower) Gallipoli Star (Ottoman Empire)
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Ribbon bar of the medal

The Liakat Medal (Turkish: Liyakat Madalyasi) translated as "Medal of Merit," was a decoration of the Ottoman Empire established in 1890.[1] It could be awarded in two classes, gold or silver. The medal was a common military decoration of the late Ottoman Empire, through the end of the First World War. The medal could also be awarded to civilians for general merit to society. In 1905, women were allowed to receive the medal for charitable work, and other civilian merit. The medal measured 25 mm in diameter came in both gold and silver classes. It was suspended from a red ribbon with narrow green side stripes. During World War I a clasp of two crossed swords was attached to the ribbon with the date AH 1333 (1915) inscribed upon them.[2]


  1. ^ Robertson, Megan C. (2 June 2004). "Turkey: Liyakat Medal". Medals of the World. Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  2. ^ Tezer, Tim. "Ottoman Decorations". Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2011-09-03.