In these circumstances, Selim made a last attempt to increase the size of its army. Ignoring the old Turkish tradition, he published in March 1805 a decree on conscription in the early towns and villages Rumelia. Conscription subject physically strong young men aged 20-25 years, including the Janissaries. But the first attempt to produce a set in the small town of Tekirdag ended the rebellion. Selim had to give, and to suspend the decree. In the spring of 1806, pulling in a large force Rumelia "new forces", the Sultan tried to re-recruit. However, the Janissaries, supported by the local population, engaged in battle with the reorganized units in the European manner. Abdurrahman Pasha could not command them to break even in Edirne and was forced to turn back. Selim again relented and withdrew Abdurrahman Pasha in Istanbul.