Author(s): Fatih GENCER
Muhammad Ali Pasha, the governor of Egypt, rebelled in 1831 and put his troops to Syria and Palestineunderthecommand of his son Ibrahim Pasha. The Ottoman administration declared Muhammad Ali Pasha, who refused all attempts of reconciliation, an insurgentand sent amassive army against his son ?brahim Pasha. ?brahim Pasha managed to defeat the Ottoman armies first at Homs, and then in Belen and Konya. The Egyptian soldies, who had to fight for three times and who had to march in waist-deep snow during winter time which the yare not used to, managed to reach Kütahya fromSyria in only six months. Furthermore, noone showed any resistance to them in the areas they passed through. In this way, ?brahim Pasha easily conquered whole central and western Anatolia except the cities at the Aegean and Marmara coasts. Thes trategy of ?brahim Pasha, that is the basis of his success that allowed him to conquer regions thousands of kilometers far from Egypt will be be put forth in this study, and the way the people of Anatolia treated theEgyptian Army will be examined.