Giritli Sırrı Pasha
Giritli Sırrı Pasha (Sırrı Pasha the Cretan) was a 19th century Ottoman administrator and man of letters of
He was born in 1844 in
Kandiye, as the son of Helvacızade Salih Tosun Efendi. He started out as a clerk in the local Ottoman bureaucracy in Creteand later came to İstanbul, pursuing an education with a particular religious emphasis. Climbing through the hierarchy, he served as governor of Trabzon, Kastamonu, Ankara, Sivasand Baghdad, and was noted as a successful administrator.
He published his writings of a personal and political nature under the title "Letters of Sırrı Paşa" ("Mektubat-ı Sırrı Paşa"). Yet another collection is his commentaries (
tefsir) of various verses of the Koran, united under the titles "Sırr-ı Kur'an" (the secret of Koran), "Sırr-ı insan", "Sırr-ı Tenzil", "Sırr-ı Meryem" and "Ahsenü'l-Kasas". The last one in particular, on the theme of the stories of Joseph and Jacob, remains a reference in Turkish literature.
Sırrı Pasha married the poetess/composer
Leyla Saz, and is the father of Vedat Tek, a groundbreaking figure of Turkish architecture.
He died at a relatively early age in 1895.
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