TEPEDELENLI ALI PASHA AND THE WEST: A HISTORY OF HIS RELATIONS WITH FRANCE AND GREAT BRITAIN 1798-1820
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, BILKENT UNIVERSITY, ANKARA, 2007
This thesis analyzes the relations of Tepedelenli Ali Pasha with the Western powers namely France and Great Britain in the light of the Ottoman archival materials and European Travelers’ accounts. It scrutinizes the basic motives behind the conspicuous French and British interest towards the pasha and draws conclusions about his level of compliance with their policies regarding the Balkans. It also examines the traces of a possible connection between the Greek Independence movement and the very European policy of encouraging Ali Pasha for independence.