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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 uprising took place in the Bitola vilayet (province) and the northeastern part of Adrianople vilayet - parts of the regions of Macedonia and Thrace.
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.
Bir onceki senede yuksek ucretle ekinlerin kaldirilmasini geciktiren Bulgar isciler karsisinda vilayet disindan (Arnavutluk) ekinlerin kaldirilmasi icin Musluman isciler getirilmisti.
"Turkey is alarmed by what it sees as Iranian support for the PKK [the Kurdistan Workers Party that has long been fighting the Turkish government in Ankara] and its affiliates in carving out an autonomous zone on its border with Syria, and by the actions of these same groups and Iraqi Shiite militias in northern Iraq, once the Ottoman province of Mosul (Mosul Vilayet) and still viewed by Ankara as its 'turf'.
Here is one from that book that shows the entire area considered "Palestine." Note that the most of British Mandatory Palestine was made up from the Ottoman administrative district of the Vilayet of Syria (bottom right of map).
And then the former Ottoman Mosul Vilayet eventually became Nineveh Province of Iraq, but Mosul remained the provincial capital, and the city's fortunes revived with the discovery of oil in the area, from the late 1920s onward.
It was around this time that Kurdish hope for some degree of self-rule in the Mosul vilayet, the northernmost of Iraq's three constituent Ottoman-era provinces, also ended.
Borderlands, another key geocultural construct introduced in the book, are territorial entities carved out of the complex frontiers in the course of the imperial competition and incorporated into the peripheries of the multicultural empires as distinctive administrative units (e.g., the Grand Duchy of Finland, the Kingdom of Poland, the Kingdom of Hungary, the Danubian vilayet, Georgia, Iranian Azerbaijan, Xinjiang, Mongolia) or brought under the protection of an imperial power (the Principalities of Moldavia and Wallachia, the Crimean Khanate).
During the Ottoman Empire, Debar was part of the Bitola Vilayet. According to a French travel writer, in the early 19th century when Debar rose against the Ottoman sultan, the settlement had 4,200 inhabitants and 64 shops.
Nemati said Iranian people will support the speaker in creating a new party which he plans to name as Rahrovan-e Vilayet (Followers of Guardianship).
Similarly, soon after his arrival in Baghdad in March 1917, Stanley Maude, the British commander, after having defeated the Ottomans, addressed "the People of the Baghdad Vilayet" saying: "Our armies have not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators.