OVERVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE OF OTTOMAN EMPIRE AND TURKISH REPUBLIC PERIODJournal: Journal of Duzce University Institute of Social Sciences (Vol.3, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2013-06-01
Authors : Fatih ÖZÇELİK;
Page : 86-108
Keywords : Düzce; Bolu; the Administrative Structure; Province; District; Village;
Düzce is one of the first places which the Ottoman Empire conquered and it has always been important due to its geographical location. The main purpose of this study is to analyze the administrative structure of Düzce and its environment during the period of both the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey. The subject is very extensive, so the sources are diversified. The main sources of the study which is consisted of two parts are the archive documents, eighteen yearbooks which were published in different years belonged to Kastamonu Province, and the yearbook dated in 1925 and belonged to Bolu Province, the local newspapers published in Düzce and the center of province Bolu. In the first part of our article, the changes in the administrative structure of Düzceoccurred in time during the Ottoman Empire are handled under two sub-headings. Düzce's administrative structure from the conquest to the 19th C. and the changes which were occurred in Düzce's administrative structure in 19th C. are examined in this part. The administrative structure of Düzce during the Republic period is discussed in the second part. Several of changes which were occurred according to the needs and developing requirements in Düzce Province are also analyzed in the second part. Although Düzce has an important place both in the Ottoman Empire and the Republic of Turkey, it has been seen that there aren't many studies about Düzce. The aim of this study is to fill this deficiency.
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