The Oath (Ahdnama) of Sultan Mehemt II
the Conqueror
Mehmet the son of Murat-Khan
Always victorious!

The command of the honorable, sublime sultan's sign and shining seal of the conqueror of the world is as follows:

I the sultan Mehmet-Khan inform all the world that the ones who possess this imperial edict, the Bosnian Franciscans, have got into my good graces, so I command:

Let nobody bother or disturb those who are mentioned, not their churches. Let them dwell in peace in my Empire. And let those who have become refugees be, and safe. Let them return and let them settle down their monasteries without fear in all the countries of my Empire.

Ahdnama, 1463, kept in the Franciscan Convent in Fojinica, BiH

Neither my royal highness, nor my viziers or employees, nor my servants, nor any of the citizens of my empire shall insult or disturb them. Let nobody attack, insult or endanger neither their life nor the property of their church. Even if they bring somebody from abroad into my country, they are allowed to do so.

As, thus, I have graciously issued this imperial edict, hereby take my great oath.

In the name of the Creator of the earth and heaven, the one who feeds all creatures, and in the name of seven Mustafas and our great Messenger, and in the name of sword I put, nobody shall do contrary to what has been written, as long as they are obedient and faithful to my command.

Ahdnama was written in 1463, in the year when Bosnia fell under the Turks.

Croatia and Ottoman Empire