OMER LUTFI PASHA
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He was born in Plaski county of Croatia. He was the Commander-in-Chief in the periods of Sultan Abdulmecid and Sultan Abdulaziz. His real name was Michel Lattas. He escaped from Austria in 1828 and was taken refuge to Turkey and took the name Omer Lutfi. He joined the army with the rank of captain and he was appointed as the tutor of crown prince Abdulmecid. Later, his rank was raised and became a Major. However, he was dismissed in 1843. In the following years, Sultan Abdulmecid sent him to Wallachia and Moldavia. In sequence, he became the Roumelia Field-Marshall and Officer Responsible to Solve the Abanian and Kurdish problems. In 1852, he joined the Ottoman-Russian war as the representative of the Sultan. He was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of Crimea, in 1852. In 1857 he was appointed as the governor of Baghdad. After Sultan Abdulaziz’s accession he again appointed as the Roumelia Field-Marshall. After some while he was appointed as the Commander-in-Chief of Kyrete. He died in Eyip and buried to the Bostan Church.

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