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Ahmed Tevfik Paşa, Okday
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Okday Ahmed Tevfik Paşa (Okday Aḥmed Tevfīq Pasha, 1845–1936) was the last grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire. He came from a family with Crimean origins and relations to the ruling family of the Tatars of the Crimea. His parents were the Ottoman general İsmail Hakkı Paşa (İsmāʿīl Ḥaqqı Pasha) and Ayşe Gülşinas (ʿĀyşe Gülşinās), from Diyarbakır (Diyārbekir). Ahmed Tevfik was born in Istanbul on 11 February 1845 and graduated from the Military Academy in 1862. Later he embarked on a diplomatic career that carried him to the post of foreign minister in 18…

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Herzog, Christoph, “Ahmed Tevfik Paşa, Okday”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_SIM_0318>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: 9789004161658, 2008, 2008-1

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