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Talat Pasha, Mehmed (Talât Pasha or Mehmed Talat)
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Talat Pasha, Mehmed (Talât Pasha or Mehmed Talat)

(September 1, 1874, Adrianople [modern Edirne] – March 15, 1921, Berlin [assassinated]), Ottoman statesman. Born into a poor family, Talat Pasha joined the underground movement of the Young Turks in 1890. He was one of the founding members of the Ottoman Freedom Society, which later joined forces with the Committee of Union and Progress in order to unleash the Constitutional Revolution in July 1908. After the revolution, Talat Pasha became the committee’s most prominent civilian member. His power rested on his ability to reconcile the d…

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Zürcher, Erik Jan, “Talat Pasha, Mehmed (Talât Pasha or Mehmed Talat)”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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