Mithat Pasha

Mithat Pasha:

see Midhat PashaMidhat Pasha
, 1822–83, Turkish politician. As governor of Bulgaria he succeeded within the few years of his tenure (1864–69) in raising the country from misery to relative prosperity. Schools, roads, and granaries were built from funds obtained by local taxation.
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But it was he sitting behind the judges and whispering instructions on what to do during the 1881 "tent court" trials when Mithat Pasha and other opposition leaders were tried and convicted 135 years ago.