Vilayet


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Vilayet

 

(Turkish vilâyet), an administrative-territorial unit in Turkey. The division into vilayets was introduced in 1866 in accordance with an 1864 law. The vali is the head of the vilayet (also called il).

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Confessional Distribution in Ottoman Vilayets of Ioanina, Kosovo, Scutari, and Bitola, 1877-1908 (in percentage): Orthodox 27.
Lewy's evidence tends to support the latter, but it also points out that the Turkish authorities were unable to ensure the safe relocation of the more than one million Armenians in the vilayets concerned, at a time when their writ barely extended beyond Constantinople and other main urban centers.
The original Exarchate extended over present-day northern Bulgaria (Moesia), Thrace without the Vilayet of Adrianople, as well as over north-eastern Macedonia.
25) According to the last official yearbook of the Baghdad vilayet, the population figures for the city of Baghdad were as follows: Arab, Turks and other Muslims except Persians and Kurds: 101,400; Persian 800; Kurds 8,000; Jews 80,000; Christians 12,000.
Another surprising book was circulating at Princeton's Department of Near Eastern Studies in 1979-80: a dog-eared, pirated copy of Ayatollah Khomeini's Vilayet I-Faqih.
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At the start of the 19th century, however, Jerusalem had belonged to the vilayet of Damascus.
The Adrianople vilayet joined the uprising on 19 August 1903, the Transfiguration, or Preobrazhenie in Bulgarian.
Ever since most of the old Ottoman vilayet of Kosovo was annexed to Serbia in 1912 after the First Balkan War, the province's mainly Muslim Albanian population suffered under Serbian rule.
Turkey also claimed it until the League of Nations finally handed it over to Iraq as part of the former Ottoman vilayet of Mosul, in 1926.
The uprising took place in the Bitola vilayet (province) and the northeastern part of Adrianople vilayet - parts of the regions of Macedonia and Thrace.