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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The formation of Iraq: Iraq was formed in 1921 out of the two old Ottoman vilayets (provinces) of Basra and Baghdad.
* In mid-January 2013, a Dagestani Supreme Court judge was killed, with the Caucasus Emirate's Dagestani branch, the Dagestan Vilayet, taking responsibility.
(3) On January 18, 2014, Vilayet Dagestan, a constituent militant group of the Salafist-oriented Caucasus Emirate, (4) released a 49-minute video claiming responsibility for December's double bombings in Volgograd.
The payment of an annual tribute to the Porte, the need to have the princes confirmed by the sultan, a foreign policy subordinated to Ottoman interests and the loss of some fringe territories (in 1551-1552 a part of the Timisoara Banat became a vilayet) were almost the only conditions imposed by Istanbul likely to limit the independence of the country.
THE JEWS OF RUSCEK: FROM PERIPHERY TO CAPITAL OF THE TUNA VILAYET
Nevertheless, the respective law was overlapping with the Vilayet Act put into effect in 1864 and partly regulating the issues related with the water supply and construction of roads.
"Sustaining Identity in I'tesamuddin's The Wonders of Vilayet." The Eighteenth Century 52.2 (2011): 137-55.
However, recently a blot on the Macedonia-Kosovo relations has been put by the statement of the vice president of the Kosovo Parliament, Xhavid Haliti, that changing Kosovo's northern borders would also entail changing borders in the south and reclaiming the Kosovo vilayet with its one-time capital Skopje.
Hassan Haidar, a columnist from the pan-Arab daily AL HAYAT said in a column carried Thursday that the Baath party in Syria and Lebanon's Shiite militant group Hizbullah "have proven that they are molded from the same ideology although there are differences in the doctrines the two follow." He explained that although the Baath regime is a "nationalist and secular" party and Hizbullah a "religious group that adheres to the Vilayet al-Faqih" both of them are similar in the ways they defend the influence of their religious sects and in how they define their relations with the political and social factors surrounding them." He further explained that "whenever Hizbullah and the Baath party face a problem they underline their internal 'purity' and they blame the foreign conspirator."
This region, which corresponded roughly to the Ottoman province (vilayet) of Salonika (Bulgarian: Solun; Greek: Thessaloniki; Turkish: Selanik), had a mixed population and a productive economy.
McMahon did not use the term "Vilayet" (province), so did he exclude Palestine, which lay west of the southern part of the Ottoman province of Damascus, or did he not?
Perhaps watering his horse in the stream, a pause on a journey to the Edirne vilayet no long distance away, vigilant to any threats the bushes might hold, given that this region would see violence between the governors and the governed before this otherwise placid place would be settled to be part of today's Bulgaria.