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Mehmed Said Pasha (Modern Turkish: Küçük Mehmet Sait Paşa, literally the lesser Mehmed Said Pasha; 1830 - 1914) was an Ottoman statesman and editor of the Turkish newspaper Jerid-i-Havadis.

He became first secretary to Sultan Abdul Hamid II shortly after the Sultan's accession, and is said to have contributed to the realizations of his majesty's design of concentrating power in his own hands; later he became successively minister of the interior and then governor of Bursa, reaching the high post of grand vizier in 1879. He was grand vizier seven more times under Abdul Hamid, and once under his successor, Mehmed V Reşat. He was known for his opposition to the extension of foreign influence in Turkey.

In 1896 he took refuge at the British embassy at Istanbul, and, though then assured of his personal liberty and safety, remained practically a prisoner in his own house. He came into temporary prominence again during the revolution of 1908. On 22 July he succeeded Fuat Pasha as grand vizier, but on the 6 August was replaced by the more liberal Kamil Pasha, at the insistence of the young Turkish committee. During the Italian crisis in 1911-12 he was again called to the grand-viziership.

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  • Bibliography of Küçük Mehmed Said Pasha (Turkish)Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911) Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.) Cambridge University Press 
Preceded by
Arifi Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1879–1880
Succeeded by
Mehmed Kadri Pasha
Preceded by
Mehmed Kadri Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1880–1882
Succeeded by
Abdurrahman Nureddin Pasha
Preceded by
Abdurrahman Nureddin Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1882
Succeeded by
Ahmed Vefik Pasha
Preceded by
Ahmed Vefik Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1882–1885
Succeeded by
Mehmed Kamil Pasha
Preceded by
Ahmed Cevad Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1895
Succeeded by
Mehmed Kamil Pasha
Preceded by
Halil Rifat Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1901–1903
Succeeded by
Mehmed Ferid Pasha
Preceded by
Mehmed Ferid Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1908
Succeeded by
Mehmed Kamil Pasha
Preceded by
Ibrahim Hakki Pasha
Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire
1911–1912
Succeeded by
Ahmed Muhtar Pasha

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