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Bitlis

(bĭtlĭs`), city (1990 pop. 38,130), capital of Bitlis prov., E Turkey, on a tributary of the Tigris River, at c.4,500 ft (1,370 m). Grains, fruit, and tobacco are grown nearby. It was an important caravan center for centuries and was captured by Persians, Arabs, Seljuk Turks, Byzantines, and Ottoman Turks. In the 19th cent. the town had a large Armenian population.
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The beautiful and picturesque city of Bedlis hides so many secrets.
When checking the website of the governorship or municipality of Bedlis I encountered nothing Kurdish.
Bedlis is a fascinating Kurdish city in Northern (Turkey) Kurdistan.
The golden age of Bedlis was during the reign of a Kurdish principality.
According to Sheref, Bedlis had been in the possession of this dynasty several centuries back.
Bedlis as an independent Kurdish principality with a Kurdistani identity Most of the western travel writings, historical and geographical sources describe Bedlis as a Kurdish city.
By Behrooz Shojai | Part II | The Kurdish Globe What emerges from their writings is the successive decay and devastations of Bedlis due to the centralizing efforts of Ottomans and suppression of Kurdish rulers of Kurdistan.
Wilbraham, 1837:335) In sheer admiration, Horatio Southgate delivers an extensive description of Bedlis during his short stay: "Bitlis cannot fail to interest and surprise a stranger at first sight.