Turhan Përmeti

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Turhan Përmeti
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2nd Prime Minister of Albania
In office
March 7, 1914 – September 3, 1914
Preceded by Fejzi Bej Alizoti
Succeeded by Essad Pasha Toptani
4th Prime Minister of Albania
In office
December 25, 1918 – January 29, 1920
Preceded by Essad Pasha Toptani
Succeeded by Sulejman Delvina
Wali of Crete
In office
Preceded by Mahmud Celaleddin Pasha
Succeeded by Alexander Karatheodori Pasha
In office
12 March 1896 – May 1896
Preceded by Alexander Karatheodori Pasha
Succeeded by Kölemen Abdullah Pasha
Personal details
Born 1839, Përmet, Ottoman Empire (now in Albania)
Died 18 February 1927, France
Religion Sunni Islam

Turhan Përmeti (1839?, Përmet – 1927[1]) was an Albanian politician in the Ottoman Empire and later prime minister of Albania.

Among the Ottoman posts he occupied were Governor of Crete 1895 and 1896, and ambassador in Saint Petersburg. He was a fluent Greek speaker and considered a capable though rather indecisive administrator. His governorship of Crete ended with the insurrection of May 24, 1896 that eventually led to the loss of the island by the Ottoman Empire.

He served as Prime Minister of Albania in 1914, and then again in 1918–1920. Succeeding Fejzi Bej Alizoti, he became Albania’s third prime minister and the first to serve under Prince Wied. Përmeti’s contemporaries argued that, because he had lacked affiliation with the Albanian national cause, he was not familiar with the needs of Albanians. His premiership was interrupted by Albanian discontent twice. He was overthrown by Essad Pasha in 1914, and then by the Congress of Lushnjë in 1920.

Political offices
Preceded by
Fejzi Alizoti
Prime Minister of Albania
March 15, 1914–September 3, 1914
Succeeded by
Esad Toptani
Preceded by
Esad Toptani
Prime Minister of Albania
December 25, 1918–January 29, 1920
Succeeded by
Sulejman Delvina

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