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The Turkish Generals

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The Commander-in-Cliief oí the European Turkish army is Abdul Kerim Nadir Pasha, born at Tohirpan. in Bulgaria, near the soene oí the recent massacres. He eutered tho service in 1828, and, after receiving his commission, studied in a military school at Vienna. After an absence of several years he returned to Turkey, and gradually rose to the highest rank in the service. He served in 1854 with great distinctiou nnder Omar Pasha, first upon tlie Daimbe and then in the Caucasns. His principal battle was at Djunis, i few months ago, when he routed the Servians and dislodged Tchernayeff from his fortifications. He is considered an houest, good-natured man, and, like Moltke, is habitnally taciturn, though master of many languages. He is past Híh Chief of Htnft' is Ncdjib Pasha, who received his military education at Brussels, and is considored the most able General in the service. He rcscued the Turkish troops in Herzegovina, and, after his march from Gatchko to Bileka, -was made commander of the provincial f orces. He was iii the conspiracy against Abdul Aziz, and, tifter Murad's accession, was made Chief of Staff to Abdul Kerim. He is only 46, and is married to a Christian from Bosuia. Abdul Kerim's executive officer is Achmed Eyub Pasha, who was brought np at the Constantinople Military School, and made his first important tuccess at the battle of Djunis, which wns fought under Abdul Kerim's instructions. He is 48, and owes his position to the success with which he suppressed some of the Arabian robels. Dervish Pasha is a Bulgarian, and celebrated in politics, bxitcheries, and war, and has been principally engaged in piitting down rebellion, as it is called in Turkey, which means nmrder and massacre. One of the fiuest Turkish offleers is Yaver Pasha, a Oircassian by birth and a great infantry leader, who distinguished himseU' in Silistriain 1851, ;nid was Minister of War in 1871. The throe remainiug offleers of prominonce are Hussein Pasha, commanding the Turkish forces in Asia ; Mukhtar Pasha, who served in Herzegovina last summer and is now in Kiirs besieged by the Eussians ; Safvet Pasha, the butcher of the women and cluldren of Bulgaria, who was prometed i'or his hide us cruelties, and whorn the Kussians will hang, if he falls into their hands.


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