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Early life[ edit ] This article includes a list of references , but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.
March Learn how and when to remove this template message He was born in Vlora , the son of Syrja Bey Vlora , member of one of the wealthiest landowning families of the south.
He was educated at the Theresianum in Vienna , —, and studied law and religion in Istanbul , After working for the Ottoman Foreign Ministry for a time, including a three-month tour of duty at the Ottoman embassy in St.
Petersburg in [ citation needed ] , and years of travel in Europe, Albania and the Orient, he joined his uncle Ismail Qemali in the movement for Albanian independence.
During these travels he met some of the most important personalities of the time, including Herbert Kitchener , Franz Conrad von Hotzendorf , several Arab sheikhs[ citation needed ] who would become the monarchs of the Arab countries and also a young lieutenant, Mustafa Kemal , who would eventually become the president of Turkey.
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March Learn how and when to remove this template message In , he was made deputy president of the senate. He also received the Order of the Eagle for gallantry shown during the siege. He was a known supporter of the Central Powers during World War I for which reason he kept under arrest in Italy during most of the war but subsequently became a promoter of close relations between Italy and Albania.
He was friendly towards the Italian commanders during the Italian invasion of Vlora in Vlora was elected to parliament in , representing a conservative wing and, in , became a senator for a short period of time. His relations with Ahmet Zogu were tenuous, though he served the latter on various diplomatic missions abroad.
In , Mustafa Merlika-Kruja appointed him Minister for Kosovo , the western half of which had been incorporated to Albania. His anti-Slavic policies, however, gave rise to widespread resistance among the Serbs and Montenegrins.
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