THE REPLY LETTER SENT BY RAGIP PASHA TO NADİR SHAH’S CLOSE FRİEND MİRZA ZEKİ
NADİR ŞAH’IN NEDİMİ MİRZÂ ZEKÎ’NİN MAĞRÛRÂNE MEKTUBUNA KOCA RÂGIB PAŞA’NIN CEVABI

Author : Hasan GÜLTEKİN
Number of pages : 61-70

Abstract

Koca Ragıb Pasha made statesmanship both authorship and poet in 66-years his life. He did tasks in different places far from each other the state and spent his life in exile dismissal and though he had his very productive direction as a writer and poet. Ragıp Pasha has written a Divan and seven works on different topics. While Ragıp Pasha was in Baghdad Treasurer Baghdad was under siege Nadir Shah. He was proud to have relied upon the power during the siege of Baghdad and he wrote mocking and haughty letters to Osman Pasha who came to help from Erzurum to Baghdad. With the same haughty attitude Nadir Shah’s close friend Mirza Zeki also sent a letter to Ragıp Pasha. Ragıp Pasha also wrote a letter in response to Mirza Zeki’s letter. Mirza Zeki has used a style sarcastic and dismissive about the Ottoman State and statesmen of Ottoman state to make psychological pressure and to learn about the status of the enemy. Ragıp Pasha graciously responded to Mirza Zeki’s haughty letter and he replied recalling the historical facts of the situation in the region of the Ottoman Empire and recalling the victories gained against Iran.

Keywords

Koca Ragıp Pasha, Nadir Shah, Mirza Zeki, Baghdad, Private Letter, Reply Letter

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