Brand got introduced in 1971 by TEKEL to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the battle at Manzikert (Malazgirt) where the from Persia coming Seljuq's leaded by Sultan Alp Arslan (see picture inside the zero) won a big victory against the Byzantine Empire. Since Alp Arslan's army got as well joined by local Turks, Turkmens and Kurds todays Turkey celebrates this victory as the first step on their way to an own Turkish country.

1071 Malazgirt
special brand to celebrate 900th anniversary of battle at Malazgirt
Turkey 1971
20 pieces in Soft Pack with Cellophane
Price 1.60 Lira
Producer Istanbul Sigara Fabrikasinda
Trade Mark Owner Tekel