grand vizier

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He secured him an audience with the Ottoman Grand Vizier Sokollu Mehmed Pasha with the hope of acquiring information from him.
He then rejected the repeated appeals of the Ottoman grand vizier to hand over the insurgents with the argument that the rebellion had constituted a political, not a criminal, act.
5) Kadare is presumably referring to the 'Tanzimat' or 'reorganization' period of the Ottoman Empire (1839-1870) dominated by the westernizing and modernizing Turkish Ottoman grand vizier Ali Pasha (Mehmed Emin).