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Talât Pasa; 1874-1921   (view)   (view in production)

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"(This is an Ottoman Turkish style name. Mehmed Talaat is the given name, the title is Pasha, and there is no family name.) Mehmed Talaat Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: محمد طلعت پاشا‎; Turkish: Mehmet Talât Paşa; 1874 – 15 March 1921), commonly known as Talaat Pasha, was one of the triumvirate known as the Three Pashas that de facto ruled the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. His career in Ottoman politics began by becoming Deputy for Edirne in 1908, then Minister of the Interior and Minister of Finance, and finally Grand Vizier (equivalent to Prime Minister) in 1917. Acting as the Minister of Interior, Talaat Pasha ordered on 24 April 1915 the arrest and deportation of Armenian intellectuals in Constantinople, most of them being ultimately murdered, and on 30 May 1915 requested the Tehcir Law (Temporary Deportation Law); these events initiated the Armenian Genocide. He is widely considered the main perpetrator of the Genocide. He was one of the leaders of the Young Turks movement and the first Turkish Grand Master of the Freemasonry, according to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Turkey. On the night of 2–3 November 1918 and with the aid of Ahmed Izzet Pasha, Talaat Pasha and Ismail Enver Pasha (the two main perpetrators of the Genocide) fled the Ottoman Empire. Talaat was assassinated in Berlin in 1921 by Soghomon Tehlirian (Operation Nemesis), one of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide." (from Wikipedia)

Lifespan: 1874-1921
Clippings: 1921-1959
German National Library: http://d-nb.info/gnd/124813798
Wikidata: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q315888
DBpedia: http://dbpedia.org/resource/Talaat_Pasha
VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/25546824


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