| Topal |
|Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire|
10 February 1632 –18 May 1632
|Preceded by||Hafız Ahmed Pasha|
|Succeeded by||Tabanıyassi Mehmed Pasha|
|Born||Sanjak of Bosnia|
|Died|| 18 May 1632|
|Spouse(s)||Gevherhan Sultan (daughter of Ahmed I)|
Topal Recep Pasha ("Recep Pasha "Lame"; died 18 May 1632) was an Ottoman statesman from the Sanjak of Bosnia,as well as Damat ("bridegroom") to the House of Osman. He served as the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 10 February 1632 to 18 May 1632. He was instrumental in lynching the former grand vizier, Hafız Ahmet Pasha. When his brother-in-law Sultan Murad IV realized this, he had Recep Pasha executed on 18 May 1632.
Pasha or Paşa, in older works sometimes anglicized as bashaw, was a higher rank in the Ottoman political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals, dignitaries and others. As an honorary title, Pasha, in one of its various ranks, is similar to a British peerage or knighthood, and was also one of the highest titles in the 20th century Kingdom of Egypt.
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The Ottoman Empire, also historically known in Western Europe as the Turkish Empire or simply Turkey, was a state that controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries. It was founded at the end of the 13th century in northwestern Anatolia in the town of Söğüt by the Oghuz Turkish tribal leader Osman I. After 1354, the Ottomans crossed into Europe, and with the conquest of the Balkans, the Ottoman beylik was transformed into a transcontinental empire. The Ottomans ended the Byzantine Empire with the 1453 conquest of Constantinople by Mehmed the Conqueror.
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Filibeli Hafız Ahmed Pasha
| Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire |
10 February 1632 – 18 May 1632
| Succeeded by|
Tabanıyassı Mehmed Pasha
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