He furthermore served numerous administrative positions in the Ottoman Empire including minister of foreign affairs in , then ambassador to Berlin in , and to Vienna from to He was born in Chios of Greek ancestry,     in a Christian Greek Orthodox village  on the island of Chios. As a young boy in , he was orphaned and captured by Ottoman soldiers during the massacre of the Greek population of Chios. The child, now named İbrahim Edhem, quickly distinguished himself with his intelligence and after having attended schools in the Ottoman Empire, he was dispatched along with a number of his peers, and under the supervision of his father, then grand vizier, and of the sultan Mahmud II himself, to Paris to pursue his studies under state scholarship.
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Turkish museum director and historian. He was the youngest son of the grand vizier Ibrahim Edhem Pasha? His elder brother was the painter Osman Hamdi. Halil Edhem was schooled in Berlin, Zurich, Vienna and Berne, where he received his doctorate in natural sciences and chemistry. He also studied history and archaeology on his own initiative and spoke French, German, Turkish, Arabic and Persian.
On his return to Istanbul in , he became a civil servant and taught natural sciences in several schools as a volunteer. In he became vice-director of the Archaeological Museum in Istanbul and in on the death of the former director, his brother Osman Hamdi, he was promoted to director. He organized the You do not currently have access to this article.
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Curator, researcher-author, politician B. Later he continued to University of Zurich for one year and studied in Vienna Polytechnic Institute , having an education on geology and chemistry Upon his return to Turkey he was assigned to vice ministry of military factories. Apart from his official duties he taught in various schools.
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