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- n. A deputy governor in Turkey, especially that of the Grand Vizier and governor of Constantinople
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The monumental new entrance to the 'kaymakam's' building
From 1962 to 1966, Ece Ayhan was a civil servant, a head district administrator kaymakam in the Anatolian districts of Gurun, Alaca and Cardak.
The first days were spent on the annual bureaucratic steps to be undertaken before one can start, including a visit to the governor of Burdur, Can Direkçi, the local kaymakam and the mayor of Aglasun, as well as the acquisition of the necessary residence and working permits for the foreign members of the team.
Other members of the company included Vehbi Bakir, district governor, or kaymakam, of Aglasun and Haci Ali Ekinci, director of the Burdur Museum.
The Ottomans intervened to depose Bashir III and assert their political supremacy (Jan. 1842), and under pressure from the European powers accepted a plan for communal autonomy by which Mt. Lebanon would be divided into a northern district administered by a Maronite governor (kaymakam) and a southern district administered by a Druze (Dec. 7, 1842).