Koca Dervish Mehmed Pasha

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Koca Dervish Mehmed Pasha (Turkish: Koca Derviş Mehmed Paşa and Bıyıklı Koca Derviş Mehmed Paşa) was an Ottoman military officer and statesman from Circassia.

He was made Kapudan Pasha (Grand Admiral) in 1652 and promoted to Grand Vizier on 21 March 1653. He held the position until 28 October 1654.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ S. H. Longrigg, Four centuries of modern Iraq, Oxford 1925
  2. ^ H. Laoust, Les Governeurs de Damas sous les Mamlouks et les premiers ottomans (1260-1744), Damasc 1952
Political offices
Preceded by
Tarhoncu Ahmed Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
21 March 1653 – 28 October 1654
Succeeded by
Ibşir Mustafa Pasha