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)
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire
Service/branch  Ottoman Army
Years of service c. 1868–1909
Rank Field marshal
Commands held Thessalian front
Battles/wars Siege of Plevna
Greco-Turkish War (1897)
Sword surrendered by Edhem Pasha after the defeat by the Russian Empire 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 Greek army on the 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 Domokos on the front. He captured Larissa and Trikala, 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 day Istanbul) in 1909.