Hadži Mustafa Pasha

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Who is Hadži Mustafa Pasha?

Hadži Mustafa Pasha, Mustafa Šinikdžić, Hacı Mustafa Şinikoğlu Paşa or Hajji Mustafa Pasha nicknamed Serbian mother, was a Greek Muslim who lived in Sanjak of Smederevo. Hadži Mustafa Pasha was known to have carried out a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, he was also a member of the Bektashi Order. He was among the notable Ottomans who had fought during the Austro-Turkish War and the Russo-Turkish War. In period between 1793 and 1801 he was vizier of the Sanjak of Smederevo also known as Belgrade Pashaluk. On 15 December 1801 he was murdered by Kuchuk Alija, one of four Janissary dahias who took control over the sanjak. Before his death Mustafa Pasha allegedly instructed his son, Dervish Bey, to unite his forces with Serb forces and capture Belgrade from dahias.

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on July 23, 2013


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