Sultán Mehmed III.Mehmed III. (Také Mehmet III., Arab. Muhammad III., osmanskou turečtinou: محمد ثالث Mehmed-i sály; 26. května 1566 − 21. prosince 1603) byl syn sultána Murada III. a 13. sultán Osmanské říše. Vládl od 16. ledna 1595 do 21. prosince 1603. Jeho předchůdcem byl Murad III. a nástupcem Ahmed I.
It reached its present form in the 13th century after gaining prominence during the existence of the Empire of Trebizond. While the Emperors Basil and John II had endowed the monastery richly, it was during the reign of Alexios III (1349 - 1390) that Sumela received its most important largess: according to legend, the young Alexios was saved from a storm by the Virgin, and was bidden by her to restore the monastery.