Boynuyaralı Mehmed Pasha

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Boynuyaralı / Boynueğri
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
26 April 1656 – 15 September 1656
Monarch Mehmed IV
Preceded by Abaza Siyavuş Pasha I
Succeeded by Köprülü Mehmed Pasha
Personal details
Died 1665
Eyüp, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Nationality Ottoman
Military service
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire
Battles/wars Ottoman–Safavid War (1623–39) (WIA)

Boynuyaralı Mehmed Pasha (died 1665 in Eyüp, Istanbul), also known as Boynueğri Mehmed Pasha, was an Ottoman statesman. He was grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 26 April 1656 to 15 September 1656.[1]

Mehmed Pasha fought in the Ottoman–Safavid War of 1623–39 under sultan Murad IV. He was wounded in the neck during a battle, earning him the epithets boynuyaralı ("wounded-neck" in Turkish) and boynueğri ("crooked-neck").[2] As a Sergeant General in his youth, he was involved in the execution of the satirist poet Nef'i.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 42. (Turkish)
  2. ^ Silahdar Tarihi, Volume 1, p. 410
Political offices
Preceded by
Abaza Siyavuş Pasha I
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
26 April 1656 – 15 September 1656
Succeeded by
Köprülü Mehmed Pasha