Dr. Mehmed Reshid Bey (Mehmed Reşit Şahingiray) was a military doctor and prominent member of the Committee of Union and Progress. He was also a member of Teşkilât-ı Mahsusa (Special Operations). Reshid was an ardent nationalist who had a religiously and racially inspired hatred of Christians.
From 8 July 1913 until 23 July 1914 Dr. Reshid served as district governor of Karesi (Balikesir) where he organized the forced deportation of Ottoman Greeks on the orders of Talaat. Hans-Lukas Kieser writes that as Vali of Diarbeikir, "Reshid developed a particular zeal in the liquidation of Christian communities."
After the Great War Reshid was jailed, accused of crimes against humanity but succeeded in escaping from the Bekir Aga military prison. In early 1919 Dr. Reshid committed suicide by shooting himself.