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The Post was in an exposed position towards the end of the peninsular, Ibid.

The text recording the siege and the brief biographical note on Turgut Pasha reproduced below and translated by the authors from Osmanlija 1 I English were written in the period between andapproximately three decades after the siege took place, from information provided by participants in the siege known to the author. The cause of Dragut’s death was likewise recorded by S.

The family was possibly of Bosnian ancestry.

Subsequently the fleet of vessels consisting ofKadzrga, Kalite, Mavna and Bastarda, were dispatched for the conquest of Malta. Tl 1 people standing around lowr I rht’ Vi. Turgut Pasha said that the Masin Yermo St Elmo was of only secondary importance compared to the Malta Kalesi meaning thereby the peninsular of Birgu-St Angelo, where the capital of the Order was locatedbecause if the Malta Kalesi was taken, then the Masin Yermo St Elmo would have no value and would lai no threat however many troops it held; however if the Masin Yermo falls, the Malta Kalesi could stand alone for years.

Due to this order, the troops started to reproach the Pasha, and because of this order the cannons were not fired and the troops’ readiness for fighting the jihad was lost, and there was no choice but to withdraw. Picador,p. How can we tell if a man is dead or if he is aliue? The aali that the pasha remained alive albeit injured was of course a fabrication which was propagated to maintain the morale of the assaulting Ottoman troops.


He got no consolation, however.

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Firstly, Turgut Pasha is here reported to have died, together with the artillery commander Soli Aga, not from a stone fragment cast up from a misfired Ottoman cannon ball, as was stated for example by Mstafa da Correggio, 12 nor yet by a stone fragment thrown out from the impact of an Ottoman cannon ball geliboljlu the fortification wall of St Elmo as related by Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali in his account of the alli translated, nor by an enemy cannon ball as is also related above by Alli Mustafa Ali, 13 but rather that both Turgut Pasha geibolulu Soli Aga were killed as a result of the firing of a repaired Ottoman cannon which, when fired, presumably due to II A statement contradicted by the record ofstone and iron cannon balls fired by the Ottoman artillery and the state of these fortifications at the end of the siege, as Balbi writes that by 27 July, ” Terrance M P Duggan.

Turkiye Diyanet Vakfl Yaymlan,s. Standing as he was with his back to the guns cannons to observe their fire, a s! He became ill in Jeddah and died there at the age of The Essence of History. Many of his best works were written during this period. While working at the Prince’s Court, he accepted an offer to serve as the confidential secretary to Lala Mustafa Pashaa former mentor to the Prince.

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A repaired cannon exploding in the battery behind him seems to be much more plausible as the cause of his mortal head injury. Kiinhii’l-Ahbar- The Truth of Events fourth chapter ff. There seems therefore little room for giving any credence to the widespread report that Turgut Pasha died on receipt of the news of the fall of St Elmo on 23 June, 19 which Balbi also relates – “This dog had not died until half an hour qfier St Elmo was captured.


Tucker, A Global Chronology rif Conjlict: Skip to main content. He became a major literary figure in the second half of the sixteenth century, sli had a prolific output. When Turgut Pasha reached Malta he found that the cannons and the entrenchments were in the wrong positions, he said the first place that should have been chosen to be bombarded mustqfa the Malta Kalesi meaning the peninsular of Birgu-St Angelo and he reproached them.

Even though Piyale Pasha was a very successful naval commander and Turgut Dragut Pasha, the contemporary of Barbaros Hayreddin Pasha, was a very good maritime commander, the augury of misfortune and Mustafa Pasha’s general-ship meant that gelioblulu expedition would go wrong. For other uses, see Mustafa Ali disambiguation. He regularly appealed to the Court for better assignments and desperately tried to find a way back to Istanbul, to no avail.

Knights of Malta – History 2. Bureaucrat and Intellectual in the Zli Empire: The family was well-connected. Gelibolulu Mustafa Ali’s account in his bi. Their aim was still too high, so he again ordered them to lower alj. Crowley writes, “Two hours rifler St Elmo’s. Balbi da Correggio records the landing of the Ottoman troops on 20 May, the bombardment of St Elmo began on 27 May, the arrival of Dragut Turgut Pasha on Saturday 2June, the mortal injury of Dragut on 18 June from a stone cast up from an inaccurately aimed Ottoman cannon, and the fall of St Elmo on 23 June, with the body of Turgut Pasha taken from Malta on 25 June for burial in Tripoli.

In July, he travelled mudtafa Cairo before taking up what would be his last appointment as Governor of Jeddah.