Van Province

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Van Province (Van ili, Wan, Վան, ) is a province in eastern Turkey, between Lake Van and the Iranian border.wikipedia
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Van Province (Van ili, Wan, Վան, ) is a province in eastern Turkey, between Lake Van and the Iranian border.

Lake Van

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Van Province (Van ili, Wan, Վան, ) is a province in eastern Turkey, between Lake Van and the Iranian border. With the Seljuq victory at the Battle of Malazgirt in 1071, just north of Lake Van, it became a part of the Seljuq Empire and later the Ottoman Empire during their century long wars with their neighboring Iranian Safavid arch rivals, in which Selim I managed to conquer the area over the latter.
Lake Van (Van Gölü, Վանա լիճ, Vana lič̣, Gola Wanê), the largest lake in Anatolia, lies in the far east of Turkey in the provinces of Van and Bitlis.

Hakkâri Province

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Its adjacent provinces are Bitlis to the west, Siirt to the southwest, Şırnak and Hakkâri to the south, and Ağrı to the north.
The province was created in 1936 out of part of Van Province.

Van, Turkey

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The capital is the city of Van.
Van (Վան; Wan; ;, Eua) is a city in eastern Turkey's Van Province, located on the eastern shore of Lake Van.

Ağrı Province

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Its adjacent provinces are Bitlis to the west, Siirt to the southwest, Şırnak and Hakkâri to the south, and Ağrı to the north.
The Ağrı Province (Ağrı ili) is a province in eastern Turkey, bordering Iran to the east, Kars to the north, Erzurum to the northwest, Muş and Bitlis to the southwest, Van to the south, and Iğdır to the northeast.

Şırnak Province

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Its adjacent provinces are Bitlis to the west, Siirt to the southwest, Şırnak and Hakkâri to the south, and Ağrı to the north.
The province borders Siirt Province to the north, Van Province to the northeast, Mardin Province to the west, Batman Province to the northwest, Syria to the southwest, and Iraq to the southeast.

Siirt Province

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Its adjacent provinces are Bitlis to the west, Siirt to the southwest, Şırnak and Hakkâri to the south, and Ağrı to the north.
The province borders Bitlis to the north, Batman to the west, Mardin to the southwest, Şırnak to the south, and Van to the east.

Küresünni

The majority of the province's population is Kurdish, and has a sizable Azerbaijani minority (Küresünni).
Küresünni are an ethnic group of Turkic people who settle in the territory of former Salmas County, Urmia County, Khoy County, Maku County in Iran and Van Province in Turkey.

Safavid dynasty

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With the Seljuq victory at the Battle of Malazgirt in 1071, just north of Lake Van, it became a part of the Seljuq Empire and later the Ottoman Empire during their century long wars with their neighboring Iranian Safavid arch rivals, in which Selim I managed to conquer the area over the latter.
Having started with just the possession of Azerbaijan, Shirvan, southern Dagestan (with its important city of Derbent), and Armenia in 1501, Erzincan and Erzurum fell into his power in 1502, Hamadan in 1503, Shiraz and Kerman in 1504, Diyarbakir, Najaf, and Karbala in 1507, Van in 1508, Baghdad in 1509, and Herat, as well as other parts of Khorasan, in 1510.

Urartu

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In the 9th century BC the Van area was the center of the Urartian kingdom.
On 12 November 2017, it was announced that archaeologists in Turkey's eastern Van Province had discovered the ruins of a 3,000-year-old Urartu castle during underwater excavations around Lake Van led by Van Yüzüncü Yıl University and the Governorship of Turkey's eastern Bitlis Province, and that revealed these underwater ruins are from the Iron Age Urartu civilization and are thought to date back to the eighth to seventh centuries BC.

Van Vilayet

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The area continued to be contested and was passed on between the Ottoman Empire and the Safavids (and their subsequent successors, the Afsharids and Qajars) for many centuries afterwards, all the way up to during the 19th century when it became the Van Vilayet.
It was divided into the Sanjak of Van and the Sanjak of Hakkari and covered the present-day provinces of Van, Hakkari and parts of Şırnak, Muş and Bingöl ones.

OHAL

Between July 1987 and July 2000 Van Province was within the OHAL region, which was ruled by a Governor within a state of emergency.
A new era started with the declaration of a region under emergency legislation in the provinces of Bingöl, Diyarbakır, Elazığ, Hakkari, Mardin, Siirt, Tunceli and Van and the declaration of Adıyaman, Bitlis and Muş provinces as neighbouring provinces (Mücavir İl) on 19 July 1987.

Van (electoral district)

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It elects eight members of parliament (deputies) to represent the province of the same name for a four-year term by the D'Hondt method, a party-list proportional representation system.

Turkey

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Renowned domestic animals from Ankara, the capital of Turkey, include the Angora cat, Angora rabbit and Angora goat: and from Van Province the Van cat.

Ottoman Armenian population

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Lynch critic itself regarding the inclusion of all the Muslims together, when there were probably Armenians in the count, is supported by the Ottoman census, that contain an anomaly that in some region like Van, the Muslim population from one census to another jumped to about 50%, suggesting that numbers for the Ottoman government could have been used as political tool, and went as far as transferring Armenians in the table as Muslim.

Metropolitan municipalities in Turkey

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6360), all Turkish provinces with a population more than 750 000, will have a metropolitan municipality and the districts within the metropolitan municipalities will be second level municipalities.

Iran

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Van Province (Van ili, Wan, Վան, ) is a province in eastern Turkey, between Lake Van and the Iranian border.

Bitlis Province

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Its adjacent provinces are Bitlis to the west, Siirt to the southwest, Şırnak and Hakkâri to the south, and Ağrı to the north.

Armenians

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This area was the heartland of Armenians, who lived in these areas from the time of Hayk in the 3rd millennium BCE right up to the late 19th century when the Ottoman Empire seized all the land from the natives. The region came under the control of the Armenian Orontids in the 7th century BC and later Persians in the mid-6th century BC.

Orontid dynasty

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The region came under the control of the Armenian Orontids in the 7th century BC and later Persians in the mid-6th century BC.

Persian Empire

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The region came under the control of the Armenian Orontids in the 7th century BC and later Persians in the mid-6th century BC.

Kingdom of Armenia (antiquity)

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By the early 2nd century BC it was part of the Kingdom of Armenia.