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British Provocateur : Stratford Canning

British Provocateur : Stratford Canning

Stratford Canning spent a long time in the Ottoman Empire as an ambassador. Being another British deep state spy capable of influencing the Ottoman foreign policies, he became close friends with anglophile Mustafa Reşid Pasha, and managed to be the most powerful foreign statesman in Istanbul during the Reform Edict Era. When the Ottoman-Russian conflict broke out in 1853, he prevented peace and contributed to the start of the Crimean War.

Civinis Efendi was the chief intelligence officer reporting to Canning. Born on the island of Mykonos, he lived in St. Petersburg and managed to be in the service of the Russian Empress. After marrying the daughter of an officer working in the palace, he stole some of the jewelry of the Empress and fled. After spending time in Anatolia disguised as an imam lecturing at mosques, Civinis Efendi was later seen as a rich Italian, sailing the Aegean Sea in his yacht, with a new name: ‘Comte de Rivoroso’. This conman, with his Greek roots and fluent French, English and Russian, managed to attract a lot of attention and was introduced to Grand Vizier Mustafa Reşid Pasha by Canning. The grand vizier made him a colonel, and made him the head of the Ottoman intelligence unit. It should be noted that, at the time, the Ottoman intelligence service had to operate under the close scrutiny of the British deep state. In a short amount of time, he set up his team and began to spy on the private lives of famous merchants and pashas and turned the gossips he gathered into reports. In other words, a British deep state spy was made the head of the first Ottoman intelligence unit, which was founded by the members of the British deep state in the first place.(SOURCE)

Another British citizen, William Nosworthy Churchill, published the first semi-official newspaper in the Ottoman Empire during the commission of Canning. This free market promoting newspaper, called Ceride-i Havadis (Journal of News), defended policies intended to bring Ottoman finances under British control.

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Canning was made a Privy Council member in 1820, when he was only 34. There were even talks of making him the Greek King as a tribute to the active role he played during the Greek uprising. In the Battle of Navarino, in which the Ottoman/Egyptian fleet was set on fire, he ensured the cooperation of the British and Russian navies. Prior to the Crimean War of 1851, Canning had persuaded the Ottoman officers to decline the peace offer of Russia. British Prime Minister Gladstone dedicated his Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East to Canning, where he argued that the Turks should be driven out of Europe.

Canning went so far as to say that the source of evil in the Ottoman Empire was Islam (our exalted religion is above such remarks). According to Canning, Islam was the basis of injustice and weakness, and the Ottoman Empire had to leave Islam to develop and prosper.


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