Ziya Pasha


Abdul Hamid Ziyaeddin
Photograph of Ziya Pasha taken by Abdullah Frères
Photograph of Ziya Pasha taken by Abdullah Frères
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire
Adana, Ottoman Empire
LanguageOttoman Turkish, Turkish

Ziya Pasha, the pseudonym of Abdul Hamid Ziyaeddin (1829, Constantinople – 17 May 1880, Adana), was an Ottoman writer, translator and administrator. He was, along with İbrahim Şinasi and Namık Kemal, one of the most important authors during the Tanzimat period of the Ottoman Empire.

He held several offices in the state. From 1865, he was a leading member of the reformist secret society known as the Young Ottomans. In 1867, he went with Namık Kemal to Paris and London, where he published a newspaper called Hürriyet (Freedom).

His return to the Ottoman Empire was followed by tenures as governor of Cyprus, Amasya, Konya, Aleppo, and Adana, where he died in 1880.


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  1. ^ https://islamansiklopedisi.org.tr/ziya-pasa--sair