Huseyin Avni Zaimler
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Huseyin Avni Zaimler
Hüseyin Avni Zaimler
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Member of the Parliament for Saruhanl?

23 April 1920 - 10 March 1930
Personal details
Hüseyin Avni

Bitola (Turkish: Manast?r), Ottoman Empire
Died(1930-03-10)10 March 1930
Adana, Turkey
Political partyRepublican People's Party
Military service
Allegiance Ottoman Empire (1895-1918)
 Turkey (1919-1924)
Years of serviceNovember 24, 1895 - May 7, 1918
May 15, 1919 - March 31, 1924
RankMajor general
CommandsMonastir Central Command, Monastir 2nd Hunter Battalion, Adana 1st Battalion, Adana Gendarmerie Regiment, Izmir Gendarmerie Regiment
Akhisar Area Command, Izmir Northern Front (deputy)
Battles/warsGreco-Turkish War (1897)
Balkan Wars
World War I
Turkish War of Independence

Hüseyin Avni Zaimler (1877, Bitola - March 10, 1930, Adana), also known as Huseyin Avni Bey or Huseyin Avni Pasha, was an officer of the Ottoman Army and a general of the Turkish Army. After the declaration of the Republic of Turkey, he became a politician and served in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.[1] With Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's order on November 21, 1923, Huseyin Avni received the Medal of Independence with Red-Green Ribbon, the highest decoration at the time, for his service during the Turkish War of Independence. On 24 January 1924, he was promoted to rank Mirliva. He was a descendant of the Ottoman Grand Vizier Lala Mehmed Pasha.


Huseyin Avni was born in 1877 as the son of Mustafa Bey. Upon graduating from Monastir Military High School in 1893, where he befriended Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, he attended Ottoman Military Academy. In 1903 he was promoted to the rank of Captain and in 1908 he was promoted to the rank of Major.

Medals and Decorations

See also


  1. ^ Türk Parlamento Tarihi Ara?t?rma Grubu, Türk Parlamento Tarihi, Millî Mücadele ve T.B.M.B. I. Dönem 1919-1923 - III. Cilt: I. Dönem Milletvekillerin Özgeçmi?leri, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi Vakf? Yay?nlar?, Ankara, 1995, ISBN 975-7291-06-4, pp. 825-827.

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