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Derviş Mehmed
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Date of Birth: Unknown; presumably early to mid-16th century

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Unknown; presumably second half of the 16th or early 17th century

Place of Death: Unknown


Derviş Mehmed was a former priest who converted to Islam and became a derviş (Sufi seeker). In his signature at the end of MS Istanbul – Saliha Hatun (fol. 114v), he identifies himself as ‘derviş Mehmed who converted to Islam from priesthood’ (papasdan …

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Avcı, Betül, “Derviş Mehmed”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 18 October 2019 <>

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