Order of Distinction (Ottoman Empire)

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Order of Distinction
Nişan-i Imtiyaz
Awarded by
Ottoman Sultan
Country  Ottoman Empire
Type Order of Merit
Awarded for Outstanding services
Status No longer awarded
Established c.1780
Next (higher) Not applicable (this was the highest order)
Next (lower) Nişan-i İftihar (until 1862)
Osmanlı Devlet Nişanı (after 1862)
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Ribbon bar of the order

The Order of Distinction or Order of Honour (Turkish: Nişan-i Imtiyaz) was an order of the Ottoman Empire founded by Sultan Abdul Hamid I.[1] It was a higher honor than the Order of Glory and given to reward merit and outstanding services.[2] It was revived on 17 December 1878 by Sultan Abdul Hamid II.[1] This was the highest order in the Ottoman Empire.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Turkey: The Exalted Order of Honour
  2. Ottoman Orders and Decorations
  3. "Ottoman Turkish uniforms". Ottoman uniforms. Retrieved 5 February 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>