Maj.Gen. Faik Pasha, Grand Master of Turkish Free Masons

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Maj.Gen. Faik Pasha, Grand Master of Turkish Free Masons

Post by Tosun Saral » 24 Jul 2006 21:41

Major General Faik Pasha (Koprulu 1876- Ogurt Hill on the Murat River/East Anatolia 1916)
Suleyman Faik or widely known in the army as "Çolak Faik"(cripplet) graduated from the Military Academy as Staff Captain in 1899. We served during Balkan Wars as Chief of Staff of the 7th Army Corps of the Western Army on the Serbian Front. The commander was Brigadier Fethi Pasha who was killed in action while trying to stop the withdrawing soldiers on Koçişte Hill near Manastir/Pittoli in 1912. Süleyman Faik Bey promoted to Lt. Col for his heroic fights againts the enemy. He was one of the succesfull officers of the army during that very tragic war. Suleyman Faik Bey was made commander of 19th Inf. Division. The division fought in 1912 in Yanya againts Greeks. Süleyman Faik Bey was made Pasha and commander of theIndependent Cavalry Division. After the war he was taken to Istanbul. During this Balkan days he initiated to free masonry in Resne. After the resignment of Grand Master Most Worshipful Talat Pasha he was elected as Grand Master in Oct. 18th 1912. Most Worshipfull Grand Master Faik Pasha reigned until April 14th 1913. He returned to the army. During the Battles of Gallipoli Faik Pasha was commanding
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Post by Tosun Saral » 24 Jul 2006 22:17

Faik Pasha in the HQ of 2nd Army Corps working on the map at battle field near Serafim Ciftligi /Serafim Farm during Gallipoli Wars.
A painting of Artist Reserve Lt. Hayri Cizer.
http://www.gallipoli1915.org/hayri.cizel.htm
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Post by Tosun Saral » 24 Jul 2006 22:30

Grave of Faik Pasha
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Post by Tosun Saral » 17 Apr 2008 10:58

The uniform of Faik Pasha that he weared when he was shot by an Russian bullet on forehead, exebited in Askeri Müze, the Military Museum in Istanbul.
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Re: Maj.Gen. Faik Pasha, Grand Master of Turkish Free Masons

Post by Peter H » 17 Apr 2008 12:31

Thanks Tosun. :)

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Post by infantry » 17 Apr 2008 19:43

Thanks. Nice presentation!

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Post by Bill Woerlee » 17 Apr 2008 22:50

Tosun Pasha

An excellent presentation.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 18 Apr 2008 10:10

Thank you Gentlemen but I am just a reserve Lt. :)

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Re: Maj.Gen. Faik Pasha, Grand Master of Turkish Free Masons

Post by Borys » 18 Apr 2008 16:11

Ahoj!
How compatible is Freemasonry with Islam?
You get kicked out of the Catholic Church (or should get kicked out of it) for joining.

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Post by Tosun Saral » 18 Apr 2008 19:00

Ahoj! Borys,
Free Masony grows in free countries who are governed by democracy. You never understand that while you grew in a Poland under a dictated iron curtain some 60 years. Thanks God, catholic church and USA you are a free democratic EU country now. I hope in the near future Free masonry will also grow in Poland.

On the contrary Free Masonry kicked Catholic church and its dogmas. I know that as a result of those words I am going to be confescated from this forum :lol:
Do you ever heard the word "Enlightenment" ? It is a revolt of free masons againts Catholic Church. I dont like to discuss politics and religion or churh or mosque affairs but you asked for it.

Free masonry and islam?
During the years 1909-1918 3 Scheich ul islams, the highest islamic officials were Free masons.

The Ottoman Turkish entellectuals find their safety within foreign mostly British, Italian and French Lodges to organize a revold againts Sultan Abdülhamid the II. who was againts all modern devolopment in the country. The Young Turk Organization were of Turkish Masons. Sultan Murat the Vth was also a free mason. Most of the princes, sons of Sultans were all free masons. Turkish Masons knew that the empire was slowly collapsing. They wanted to restore the Empire. For that reason they organized a military coup and declared the 1st and later 2nd Mesrutiyet ( Constitual regime) Sultan Abdulhamid organized an islamic revolt againts all modern which is called in our History "31 Mart Vakasi" the Event of March 31st. Mustafa Kemal, Enver, Talat, Faik and others took part in that famous army called "Hareket Ordusu" the Army of Expedition. They come to Istanbul and entthroned Abdulhamit.
The personal who ruled Ottoman Empire within the years 1909-1918 were all Free Masons. But alas! they had no luck. They took a decaying empire over. They lost.

10 of 18 men who landed on Samsun on May 19th 1919 under command of Mustafa Kemal Pasha were masons. Those who reorganized the new Turkish state were all masons. Since 1960 coup no masons rule Turkey. For that reason there is a decaying democracy. What a pitty.

I hope my words hurts nobody.

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Post by Borys » 18 Apr 2008 21:02

Ahoj!
Thank you for your answer.
Your words did not hurt me.

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Re: Maj.Gen. Faik Pasha, Grand Master of Turkish Free Masons

Post by Bill Woerlee » 19 Apr 2008 05:03

Tosun Effendi

Your information is in General very good, so if it is Generally good Tosun .... Tosun Pasha? :idea:

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Re: Maj.Gen. Faik Pasha, Grand Master of Turkish Free Masons

Post by Tosun Saral » 22 Apr 2008 10:56

At the beginning of Gallipoli land battles Faik Pasha commanded the 2nd AC with 2 divisions which was reserve of 5th Army commanded by von Sanders. German Lt. Gen. Weber Pasha wanted Faik Pasha to command the Right Wing. But von Sanders disliked him. he had a quarrel with Faik Pasha for about a tactic. Weber
Pasha insisted on this decision. At last unwillingly von Sanders appointed Faik Pasha to the command of Right Wing.

The June 28th- July 3rd 1915 battles are written in the pages of Turkish history as "Zigindere battles". It was a very bloody battle that coused Turks many casualties e.g: The casualties of 3rd battalion of 70th Rgr. on July 2nd 1915: :(


KIA wounded Total
Officers 6 4 10
men 158 285 443

This battle was commanded by Faik Pasha, commander of right wing. The units and its commanders:

CoS of Right Wing and 2nd AC: Staff Lt.Col. M.Selahattin (Col.Kip)
11st Div.Col. Rafet
CoS of 11st Div.Staff Lt. Col. Şükrü Naili (Lt. Gen. Gökberk)
33rd Regiment: Lt. Col. Sabri
126th Rgt.Lt. Col. Mustafa Şevki
127th Rgt. Lt. Col. Hasan Lütfi
16th Rgt.from 6th Div. Lt. Col.Hakkı
124th Rgt. from 1st Div.: -
6th Div. Staff Col.Süleyman Şakir (Col. Orbay)
CoS of 6 th Div.Staff Maj. Hayri (Majorgeneral Tahran) later Lt. Col. Selahattin
16th Rgt. Lt. Col. Hakkı
17 nci Alay Komutanı: Binbaşı Hüseyin
18 th Rgt.:Abdülkadir
6 th Schneider Artillary Rgt.Maj. Arif
1st Div. Staff Lt. Col. Cafer Tayyar ( Majorgeneral Eğilmez)
70 th Rgt. Lt. Col. Vasıf
71 th Rgt.: -
17 th Composed Rgt.: Lt. Col. Hasan, later Col. Halil

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Re: Maj.Gen. Faik Pasha, Grand Master of Turkish Free Masons

Post by Tosun Saral » 04 Dec 2008 18:55

My new 97 page book " Büyük Üstad Şehit Faik Paşa" Grand Master Faik Pasha the Martyr" gives infornation about his life, battles and masonic life.
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Post by Tosun Saral » 26 May 2011 22:32

Scottish Rite 18 degree Diplome of Lt. Col Faik Bey (Ahmet Faik Pasha commander of 12nd AC at Gallipoli and Caucasus front)
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