Vilayet(redirected from Vilâyet)
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(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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