Mustafa Zihni Pasha

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This is an Ottoman Turkish style name. Mustafa Zihni is the given name, the title is Pasha, and there is no family name.
Mustafa Zihni
Personal details
Born 1838
Died 1911
Nationality Kurdish
Political party Committee of Union and Progress
Religion Islam

Mustafa Zihni Pasha was a high Ottoman official who held a number of ministerial posts and a founding member of the nationalist Kürt Teali Cemiyeti society.

Early life[edit]

Mustafa Zihni Bey was born in 1838 in Sulaimaniyah, a town in the Mosul Province of the Ottoman Empire. He was a Kurdish Baban prince. He lived on his estate in Constantinople with his three sons, Ahmet Naim Bey, Ismail Hakki Bey and Huseyin Shukru Bey.


  • President of the Council of State
  • Minister of finance
  • Minister of Commerce and Public Works[1]
  • Vali (governor) of the provinces of Hejaz, Ioannina,[2] Adana[2] and Aleppo[3]
  • Member of the Ottoman chamber of notables
  • Chief of naval operations
  • Head inspector of the army
  • Sultan's special representative to Crete
  • Chief secretary (Mektupcu) of the Baghdad Province
  • Sub-governor (Mutasarrıf) of Burdur, a sanjak within the province of Konya
Mustafa Zihni Pasha's house in Constantinople


  1. ^ Appletons' annual cyclopaedia and register of important events: Embracing political, military, and ecclesiastical affairs; public documents; biography, statistics, commerce, finance, literature, science, agriculture, and mechanical industry, Volume 6, D. Appleton and company
  2. ^ a b The Danger Zone of Europe Changes and Problems in the Near East, Henry Charles Woods
  3. ^ The Fortnightly, Volume 61, Volume 67, Chapman and Hall, 1897