The Oath (Ahdnama) of Sultan Mehemt II
The command of the honorable, sublime sultan's sign and
shining seal of the conqueror of the world is as
Mehmet the son of Murat-Khan
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,
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
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