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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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.
6, 1914, the Turks might return to those three vilayets that were to become known as Iraq.
In 1900, the Land was divided among the vilayets (provinces) of Beirut and Damascus, and the mutesarriflik of Jerusalem.