Like his fellow Roman - pretorians, janissaries entered a custom indispensable "baksheesh" or tribute levied on each new sultan. It was the kind of demand "compensation" for the fact that the Janissaries did not oppose its accession to the throne. When Selim II of, becoming the sultan, tried to abolish this custom, the Janissaries warned him: - Sultan, we will meet you near the wagon with hay. The meaning of this threat became clear a few days later, when Selim solemnly entered into his capital. The procession has already passed the city gate, when the Janissaries, who accompanied the Sultan began by stopping all traffic.