The Info List - Ali Nayip Zade

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Ali Nayip Zade (Greek: Αλί Ναΐπ Ζαντέ) was a Cretan Muslim who served in high administrative posts in Greece. A personal friend of the Liberal Cretan politician and Prime Minister of Greece
Eleftherios Venizelos, Nayip Zade was appointed by him as the first Prefect of Drama and Kavala in 1913.[1] During Greece's expansion in the wake of the Balkan Wars
Balkan Wars
and after World War I Venizelos, anxious to secure the acquiescence to Greek rule the goodwill of the large Muslim populations of Macedonia and Thrace, often appointed Cretan Muslims he knew and trusted to senior administrative posts in areas with a heavy Muslim presence.[2] In 1919, Nayip Zade occupied a senior post in the administration of the Smyrna Zone, before being appointed Prefect of Adrianople, and subsequently Prefect of Lasithi
in Crete, a post he kept until the compulsory Greco-Turkish population exchange
Greco-Turkish population exchange
of 1923.[1] References[edit]

^ a b Tsitselikis 2012, p. 59. ^ Tsitselikis 2012, pp. 57–59.


Tsitselikis, Konstantinos (2012). Old and New Islam in Greece: From Historical Minorities to Immigrant Newcomers. Studies in International Minority and Group Rights. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. ISBN 978-90