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Ibrahim Pasha in Turkish history

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Life and death of Suleyman the Magnificent’s childhood friend and Grand Vizier, Ibrahim Pasha

Our hotel is named after the neighbouring 16th century Ottoman palace (now the Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum) built by Ibrahim Pasha, the most popular Grand Vizier of Ottoman history. Below is a short biography (taken from Wikipedia).

Ibrahim Pasha was born in the town of Parga and was Greek by birth. He was sold as a slave at the age of six to the Ottoman palace for future sultans situated in Manisa in Western Anatolia. There he befriended Suleyman who was of the same age, and later, upon Suleyman's accession, was awarded various posts, the first being falconer to the Sultan. He was so rapidly promoted that at one point he begged Suleyman to not promote him too rapidly for fear of arousing jealousy. Pleased with this display of modesty, Suleyman purportedly swore that he would never be put to death during his reign. Later, after being appointed Grand Vizier, he continued to receive many gifts from the sultan, and his power in the Ottoman Empire was absolute, just as his master's. Amongst many titles, he was also unofficially known as "the most beautiful man in the empire" (a pity that we do not have a portrait of him).

Although he married Suleyman's sister and was as such a bridegroom to the Ottoman dynasty (Damat), this title is not frequently used in association with him, possibly in order not to confuse him with other illustrious grand viziers who were namesakes Damat Ibrahim Pasha (a Bosniak) and Nevsehirli Damat Ibrahim Pasha (Turkish). He is usually referred to as "Pargali Ibrahim Pasha" or "Frenk (the European) Ibrahim Pasha" due to his tastes and manners. Yet another name given by his contemporaries was "Makbul Maktul (loved and killed) Ibrahim Pasha".

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I'm watching a turkish film.
I guess it's one of their TV series.
I've only watched the first parts.
I researched & :
It's based on a turkish characters love life
"Suleiman the magnificent"

first he had a beautiful wife
"Mahidevran" & then he became in love with a russian maid "Roxelana (Hurrem)" & married her.
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But the fact that suleiman married another woman despite having a beautiful wife bothers me,my mom,my grandma, my aunt & some of my close friends who have seen the…

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