Wilayah

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Wilayah

In parts of North Africa and Central Asia, a political subdivision equivalent to a province.
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The motive was not only to get access to its rich neighbor's resources, but also a nationalist wish to reincorporate Kuwait, which had been separated from the Basra vilayet in 1921 by the British authorities.
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.
Since the Ottoman government had "consented that the six Vilayets should be sacrificed to the benefit of Armenians under the name of the Armenian reforms," he declared, "let us by force of arms turn out all the Ottoman officials of the Vilayets, livas, cazas, nahies and form a new Government to be governed by men elected by the nation [sic].
La sentence du juge Oyarbide est la conclusion d'un large processus judiciaire initie le 29 decembre 2000 par le notaire Gregorio Hairabedian qui presenta une demande pour la Verite et le droit a la Douleur, en raison du genocide des Armeniens commis par l'Etat ture entre 1915 et 1923, genocide dont furent victimes sa famille paternelle et maternelle residant a l'epoque dans les vilayets de Palu et Zeitun, en Armenie sous la domination de l'Empire ottoman.
A basic requirement of the First League of Prizren, or Albanian League, which existed from 1878 to 1881, and which at the same time became the main political program for subsequent generations of Albanian political-national workers and ideologists, was that the four vilayets of Bitola, Ioanina, Scodra, and Kosovo (with Metohija) were to compose a single united "Albanian vilayet," or a greater Albania within the borders of the Ottoman Empire.
McCarthy reports the fall of Van to the Armenians and their Russian allies on May 20, 1915, without ever once mentioning the deportation order of May 2, as if the government plan to remove all Armenians from the city and vilayet of Van played no role in the Armenian uprising and resistance, only noting that by 1919, the Armenians "had been driven out" (p.
Ahmed feels that displaced Kurds should be able to reclaim their lost homes and farms and be compensated for lost economic and educational opportunities, that the boundaries of "Kurdistan" be redrawn to reflect the original Ottoman borders of the vilayets of Mosul and Kirkuk and Arabs should be relocated to central and southern Iraq.
Far from assimilating and disappearing into the superior Armenian nation, the Kurds--another ancient people indigenous to the land--had supplanted the Armenians throughout the six vilayets of the former Ottoman Empire.
Each of the three vilayets bore the name of its chief town--Basra, Baghdad, and Mosul.
It was put together by the victorious allies at the end of the First World War out of three disparate Ottoman vilayets (or provinces): Mosul, Baghdad, and Basra.
6, 1914, the Turks might return to those three vilayets that were to become known as Iraq.