Deaf servants of the Turkish Parliament and the Ottoman Empire
Oct 4 , 2012 The Ottoman Tradition or protocol to keep state matters secret continues in the modern Turkish Parliament, TBMM :
During the meetings at Arz Odasi, reception hall of the sultan in Topkapi Palace, which is used mainly from 15th through 19th century , the sultan also had his ahraz ( deaf and mute ) servants to keep the secrets of the sultan.
Likewise the Kavas servants who are entitled to participate the secret meetings of the Turkish Parliament are also deaf and mute. Today, Oct 4 , 2012 , during The Turkish Parliament is holding a secret meeting
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