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Ṭurk̲h̲ān Sulṭān
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, Ṭurk̲h̲ān K̲h̲ādid̲j̲e Sulṭān (ca. 1626-83), mother of the Ottoman sultan Meḥemmed IV [q.v.].

Ṭurk̲h̲ān Sulṭān entered the Ottoman imperial harem as a slave of the wālide sulṭān Kösem Sulṭān [q.v.], mother of Murād IV (1623-40) and Ibrāhīm (1640-8) [q.vv.]. Nothing is known of her background, except that she had a brother, Yūsuf Ag̲h̲a, who died in Istanbul in 1100/1689. She gave birth to sultan Ibrāhīm’s eldest son Meḥemmed in 1641; there may also have been a daughter, Fāṭima Sulṭān, 1642-57. On Ibrāhīm’s deposition in 1648 and he…

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Woodhead, Christine, “Ṭurk̲h̲ān Sulṭān”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 15 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_7642>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007



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