Edhem Pasha

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Edhem Pasha
Edhem Pasha.jpg
Birth name Edhem
Born 1851
Trabzon, Trebizond Eyalet, Ottoman Empire
Died 1909 (aged 57–58)
Egypt, Ottoman Empire
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire
Service/branch  Ottoman Army
Years of service c. 1868–1909
Rank Müşir (Field Marshal)
Commands held Thessalian Army
Battles/wars Siege of Plevna
Greco-Turkish War (1897)
Sword surrendered by Edhem Pasha after the defeat by Imperial Russia in the Siege of Plevna, 1877.

Edhem Pasha (1851–1909) was an Ottoman military commander.

Edhem was born in Trabzon in present-day Turkey. He was the deputy of Gazi Osman Pasha during the siege of Plevna in 1877. He was the leading commander of the Ottoman army that defeated the Kingdom of Greece in Thessalian front during the Greco-Turkish War (1897), which would end in a decisive Turkish victory. Edhem Pasha was especially successful in the Battle of Dömeke/Domochos (Turkish: Dömeke Harbi) on the front. He captured Yenişehir (Larissa) and Tırhala (Trikala) again, but other European states intervened in favor of Greece because of the danger that Turks again could once again capture the rest of the Morea. As a result, the Greco-Turkish War resulted in a strategic stalemate despite Turkish military victory. Edhem Pasha died in Constantinople (modern Istanbul) in 1909.