Dürrî Mehmed Efendi was born ca. 1734 in Kayseri. In 1751 he entered the chancellery bureaucracy and served in various positions. In 1774, he participated in the retinue of Abdülkerim Efendi, who was sent to Bucharest to negotiate the peace with Russia; he participated again in a peace delegation in 1790-91, when he was sent together with the reisülküttab Abdullah Birrî Efendi to a meeting between envoys of Prussia, England and Netherlands in order to negotiate another peace with Austria. Dürrî’s career culminated in 1794, when he was appointed reisülküttab, only to die the same year.