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Meḥmed Pas̲h̲a, Tiryāḳī

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Author(s): Groot, A.H. de
, Ḥad̲j̲d̲j̲ī (? 1091-1164/?1680-1751), Ottoman Grand Vizier. The son of an Odabas̲h̲i̊ (Janissary Officer) born in Istanbul, he was himself enrolled in the Janissary Corps, and made a career as a “civil servant”, reaching the post of Corps Secretary ( Ag̲h̲a Ḳapi̊si̊ Yazi̊d̲j̲i̊si̊ or Yeničeri Efendisi ) in 1149/1736. He was removed from that position because of his misappropriations of pay money while serving with the corps on campaign. In fact, he was denounced by the “Corps Merchant”, Dāwūd. Thanks to the protection of the Ketk̲h̲üdā [ q.v.] of the Grand Vizier, he was appoint…
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