Hasan Tahsin

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Hasan Tahsin
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Native name
Osman Nevres
Osman Nevres

Died15 May 1919
Smyrna, Ottoman Empire
OccupationJournalist, member of the Ottoman Special Organization
Organization Special Organization
Known forOpening of fire on the Greek soldiers that landed at Smyrna
Movement Pan-Turkism

Hasan Tahsin was the code name of Osman Nevres (1888 – 15 May 1919), an Ottoman-born Turkish nationalist [1] [2] , patriot, journalist, republican from a Dönmeh [3] [4] [5] [6] background and a hero of the Turkish nation whose name has been given by the Turkish Armed Forces to the Information Center of the Turkish General Staff (Genelkurmay İletişim Başkanlığı'nın Hasan Tahsin Bilgi Merkezi). A member of the Ottoman Special Organization, he unsuccessfully tried to assassinate the Buxton Brothers: Noel Noel-Buxton, 1st Baron Noel-Buxton and Charles Roden Buxton in Romania during World War I [7] . He was sentenced to five-years imprisonment for the attempt. He was released when German forces overran Romania. [8] :75

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