Djevdet Bey, Jevdet Bey, Cevdet Belbez (Modern Turkish: Cevdet Bey) was the governor of the Van vilayet of the Ottoman Empire during World War I and the Siege of Van. He is considered responsible for the massacres of Armenians in and around Van. Clarence Ussher, a witness to these events, reported that 55,000 Armenians were subsequently killed. He succeeded Governor Hasan Tahsin Bey. Djevdet was a leader of the Committee of Union and Progress (CUP).
He was portrayed by Elias Koteas in the 2002 film Ararat, which received 2 Oscar nominations.
He was the brother-in-law of Enver Pasha and son of Tahir Pasha, who was a vali of Van, Bitlis, and Mosul.
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