Alkan, Mustafa
June 2005
Ekev Academic Review;Summer2005, Vol. 9 Issue 24, p253
Academic Journal
In this study, administrative structure of Adana is analysed in the contex of province, sancak, district and city. In the Ottoman period, Adana which was administrative unit, became the center of subdivision of a district, sancak and province. After the pre-historical period, the political stability in that area ensured firstly in Byzantium era. From 7 th to 14 th century, the region changed hands between Byzantium Empire, Muslims Arabs and Turks. Stability in that area came with Ramazanoǧulları management. Under the sovereign of Turks, three different phases were seen in the region: 1) Ramazanoǧulları Period [A. Under the sovereign of Memluks (1353-1516), B. Under the sovereign of Ottoman (1516-1608)], 2) Ottoman Period (1608-1 923), 3) Republican Era (1923-). The region was administrated in the first period; Ramazanoǧulları rulers, in the second period; province governor or mutasarrıfs, in the third period; city governors.


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