Author(s): Yakup KARATAS
Eyup Pasha (1843-1923) is one of the historical caharacters who plays important roles, in Ottoman- Russia War 1877-1878, in the region. Eyup Pasha was the son of Cafer Bey (1806-1877) who was a general in Russian Army, and meanwhile he was a Russian officer, he entered the service of Ottoman Empire with his Zilan tribe, and he was given the Yukari Kupkiran Village2. Eyup Pasa, after entering the Ottoman service, tookplace in Hamidiye Regiments, struggled with the Russian army and Armenian gangs. While Zilan Tribe takes refuge in Ottoman State, during a long period of migration, Ottoman state had opened arms to these and similiars and created suitable employment regions for soscial and economic conditions of these elements.