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.
16; cipher from the Directorate of Security to the Vilayet of Van, 14 Cemaziy-ul Evvel 1332 [10 April 1914], BOA Dahiliye Nezareti Sifre Kalemi (DH SFR) [Interior Ministry Cipher Section] D.
It should probably include at least the Vilayets of Basra, Bagdad, and Mosul.
A definition of the territory of Macedonia for Greek propaganda meant in a majority of cases two Ottoman vilayets: Vilayet of Salonika (Salonica/ Thessaloniki) and Vilajet of Monastir (Bitolj/Bitola).
In those vilayets and regions where there are voynuks, voynuks [must gurad]; in the areas where there are no voynuks-musellems and people of [the local] sipahis [must be engaged].
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.
Arabs settlers moved into the cities of Kirkuk and Mosul, claimed by the Kurds as being part of "Kurdistan." Neighboring states such as Turkey resorted to the same methods and along with Arab and Persian nationalists portrayed Kurds as being "backward" and "uncivilized." 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.
Turkish Iraq ran north from the gulf in three vilayets, or districts.
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.