Boynuyaralı Mehmed Pasha

Boynuyaralı Mehmed Pasha (died 1665 in Eyüp, Istanbul), also known as Boynueğri Mehmed Pasha, was an Ottoman statesman. He was grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 26 April 1656 to 15 September 1656.[1]

Boynuyaralı / Boynueğri
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
In office
26 April 1656 – 15 September 1656
MonarchMehmed IV
Preceded byAbaza Siyavuş Pasha I
Succeeded byKöprülü Mehmed Pasha
Personal details
Eyüp, Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
Military service
Allegiance Ottoman Empire
Battles/warsOttoman–Safavid War (1623–39) (WIA)

Mehmed Pasha fought in the Ottoman–Safavid War of 1623–39 under sultan Murad IV. He was wounded in the neck during a battle, earning him the epithets boynuyaralı ("wounded-neck" in Turkish) and boynueğri ("crooked-neck").[2] As a Sergeant General in his youth, he was involved in the execution of the satirist poet Nef'i.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ İsmail Hâmi Danişmend, Osmanlı Devlet Erkânı, Türkiye Yayınevi, İstanbul, 1971, p. 42. (Turkish)
  2. ^ Silahdar Tarihi, Volume 1, p. 410
Political offices
Preceded by Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
26 April 1656 – 15 September 1656
Succeeded by