Mahmud Nedim Pasha

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Mahmud Nedim Pasha

Mahmud Nedim Pasha (c. 1818 – 14 May 1883) was an Ottoman statesman of Georgian origin.[1] He was the son of Mehmed Necib Pasha, a governor-general of Baghdad. After occupying various subordinate posts at the Porte, he became under-secretary of state for foreign affairs, governor-general of Damascus and İzmir (Smyrna), minister of commerce, and governor-general of Tripoli.[2] He was also successively Minister of Justice and Minister of the Navy in 1869, and ultimately grand vizier (identical to a prime minister at this point in the Empire) twice from 1871 to 1872 and from 1875 to 1876.

He was high in favour with Sultan Abdülaziz and fell much under the influence of General Nicholas Pavlovich Ignatiev, the forceful Russian ambassador before the Russo-Turkish War (1877–78), his perceived subservience to Russia earning him the nickname of "Nedimoff". His administration was mostly unsuccessful from every point of view, and he was largely responsible for the issue of the decree suspending the interest on the Turkish funds. He was Minister of the Interior from 1879 to late 1882.

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  1. ^ Buṭrus Abū Mannah (2001), Studies on Islam and the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, 1826-1876, p. 163. Isis Press, ISBN 975-428-187-4
  2. ^ Sinan Kuneralp (1999). Son Dönem Osmanlı Erkân ve Ricali, 1839-1922: Prosopografik Rehber. İsis. p. 89. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Salih Vamık Pasha
Governor of Sidon Eyalet
March 1855 – December 1855
Succeeded by
Salih Vamık Pasha
Preceded by
Mehmed Namık Pasha
Governor of Damascus Eyalet
December 1855 – September 1856
Succeeded by
Izzet Ahmed Pasha
Preceded by
Süleyman Refet Pasha
Governor of Aidin Eyalet
September 1856 – May 1857
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mehmed Emin Ali Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
September 1871 – 31 July 1872
Succeeded by
Midhat Pasha
Preceded by
Ahmed Esad Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
21 August 1875 – 11 May 1876
Succeeded by
Mehmed Rushdi Pasha
Preceded by
Kadri Pasha
Minister of the Interior
1879–1882
Succeeded by
Ibrahim Edhem Pasha