Nevesinli Salih Pasha
17 December 1645 - 16 September 1647
|Preceded by||Sultanzade Mehmed Pasha|
|Succeeded by||Kara Musa Pasha|
|Died||16 September 1647
Early years 
Salih Pasha was a Herzegovinian from Nevesinje. During the reign of Murat IV, he was a bureaucrat specialized in treasury. Although, he worked in some other posts as well, finally during the reign of İbrahim, in 1644, he was appointed as the defterdar, the highest bureaucrat in treasury. In 1645 grand vizier Sultanzade Mehmet Pasha was dismissed from the post. The first chıice of the sultan for the post was Yusuf Pasha. But Yusuf Pasha refused the proposal and Salih Pasha was appointed as the grand vizier on 17 December 1645.
As a grand vizier 
The most important problem of 1646 was the war in Crete, a Greek island in Aegean Sea, which was a colony of Venice in the first half of the 17th century. (See Cretan War (1645–1669)) Salih Pasha sent Sultanzade Mehmet Pasha, his predecessor, to Crete as the general commander(Turkish: serdar). But soon Mehmet Pasha died and Gazi Hüseyin Pasha was appointed as the next commander who was successful in capturing Rethymno. Another problem was the disobedience of the Mingrelia (also known as Samegrelo in west Georgia) prince who was a vassal of the empire. Salih Pasha was able to maintain the order.
According to Hammer, sultan İbrahim, an unbalanced monarch had given strict orders to ban any horse carts in Constantinople, the capital. Seeing his order was violated he ordered the execution of the grand vizier. During a divan meeting, Salih Pasha was arrested and executed on 16 September 1647.
See also 
- Ayhan Buz:Osmanlı Sadrazamları,Neden Kitap,İstanbul, 2009 ISBN 978-975-254-278-5 pp.100-101
- Joseph von Hammer:Osmanlı Tarihi cilt II (condensation: Abdülkadir Karahan), Milliyet yayınları, İstanbul. p 237-238
Sultanzade Mehmed Pasha
17 December 1645 – 16 September 1647
Kara Musa Pasha