KOCA SINAN PASHA
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Koca Sinan Pasha was born in Albania, in 1520. He was taken to the palace as a “devsirme” and he worked in the palace as the chief of the kitchen in the sultanate of Suleyman The Lawgiver. He left the palace with the rank of Malatya Governor. He served the empire in different regions as Kastamonu, Gazze, Nablus, Erzurum, Aleppo and Egypt. He won “ The Conqueror of Yemen” title after he repressed the Yemen Revolt. He completed the conquest of Tunis, in 1504. He supported the idea of war against Iran. His suggestion was accepted, despite of Sokullu Mehmed Pasha’s refusals. He became the Commander of Iran. Koca Sinan Pasha became the grand vizier after Sokullu Mehmed Pasha had murdered, in 1580. After he failed in Iran Campaign, he was dismissed and he was appointed to Sam as the Governor. He became the grand vizier in 1588 for the second time. He revealed his channel projects but he could not have succeeded in these projects. He was dismissed from his duty and exiled to Malkara. After 18 months he returned to Istanbul as the grand vizier for the third time. He captured Tata and Yanik Castles in Austria Wars. When Sultan Mehmed III had acceded the throne, he dismissed Sinan Pasha. But, in the same year, he became the grand vizier for the fourth time. He had had Ferhat Pasha executed. He appointed his son Mehmed Pasha as the Austria Commander. Sinan Pasha campaigned through Wallachia, but, Prince Mihail had defeated him. Sinan Pasha was dismissed following this failure and exiled to Malkara. After ten days of exile he was invited to be the grand vizier for the fifth time. While he was preparing for a campaign to Austria he died(1596).

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