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Hüseyin Avni Zaimler

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Full Name  Hüseyin Avni
Rank  Mirliva
Party  Republican People's Party
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Political party  Republican People's Party
Allegiance  Ottoman Empire (1895–1918)  Turkey (1919–1924)
Years of service  November 24, 1895 – May 7, 1918 May 15, 1919 – March 31, 1924
Commands  Monastir Central Command, Monastir 2nd Hunter Battalion, Adana 1st Battalion, Adana Gendarmerie Regiment, Izmir Gendarmerie Regiment Akhisar Area Command, Izmir Northern Front (deputy)
Battles/wars  Greco-Turkish War (1897) Balkan Wars World War I Turkish War of Independence
Died  10 March 1930, Adana, Turkey
Battles and wars  Greco-Turkish War, Balkan Wars, World War I, Turkish War of Independence

Hüseyin Avni Zaimler (1877, Bitola – March 10, 1930, Adana), known as Huseyin Avni Bey or Huseyin Avni Pasha, was an officer of the Ottoman Army and a general of the Turkish Army. After the declaration of the Republic of Turkey, he became a politician and served in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey. With Mustafa Kemal Ataturk's order on November 21, 1923, Huseyin Avni received the Medal of Independence with Red-Green Ribbon, the highest decoration at the time, for his service during the Turkish War of Independence. On 24 January 1924, he was promoted to rank Mirliva, with the style of Pasha. He is a descendant of Ottoman Grand Vizier Lala Mehmed Pasha.



Huseyin Avni was born in 1877 as the son of Mustafa Bey. Upon graduating from Monastir Military High School in 1893, where he befriended Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, he attended Ottoman Military Academy. In 1903 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and in 1908 he was promoted to the rank of Major.

Medals and Decorations

  • Medal of Independence with Red-Green Ribbon
  • References

    Hüseyin Avni Zaimler Wikipedia

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