Çerkes Mehmed Pasha

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For the Ottoman governor of Damascus and Jerusalem who was alternatively known as "Çerkes Mehmed Pasha", see Mehmed Pasha Kurd Bayram.
Mehmed Ali
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
3 April 1624 – 28 January 1625
Monarch Murat IV
Preceded by Kemankeş Kara Ali Pasha
Succeeded by Hafız Ahmed Pasha
Personal details
Died 28 January 1625 (aged 67-68)
Tokat (in modern Turkey)
Nationality Ottoman
Alma mater Enderun School
Origins Circassian
Military service
Rank Silahdar

Çerkes Mehmed Ali Pasha (died 28 January 1625) was an Ottoman statesman who served as Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1624 to 1625.[1]

Mehmed was of Circassian origins, hence his epithet. He was educated in the Enderun School in Istanbul. At one point, he served as the armorer and bodyguard (Turkish: silahdar) of the sultan. He died of illness on 28 January 1625 in Tokat.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971 (Turkish)
Political offices
Preceded by
Kemankeş Kara Ali Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
3 April 1624 – 28 January 1625
Succeeded by
Hafız Ahmed Pasha