Mustafa Pasha of the Miran

   In the 1890s, Mustafa Pasha of the Miran was made a pasha of the Hamidiye, the Kurdish tribal militia formed by Sultan Abdul Hamid II. He was the only chieftain of the former emirate of Botan who received the title of pasha (general). At the height of his power, Mustafa Pasha was virtually independent of the Ottoman government in the area of what is now southeastern Turkey around the city of Cizre.

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