He was born in Ioannina, Modern Greece today, in 1862. He was definitely one of the main Turkish actors in the Battle of Gallipoli. Esat Pasha was the commander of the Ariburnu North Army and The 3Corps. He showed a great success with organizing the Turkish efforts in the northern part of the Gallipoli peninsula. He prepared the Ottoman defenses during the battle. During the Gallipoli war he was in command of the eastern group but then he became the Minister of Marine.