3 November 1839, the announcement of Tanzimat reform

Ottoman Empire

On November 3rd,1839, from the Palace of Gjylhanasë, Sultan Abdul Mexhiti, announced the reform that is known in history as the Tanzimat. As a result in the whole Empire, was set an administrative military brutal repression with an unbearable fiscal regime and a multi-year military service. Sami Frashëri, has described the Tanzimat reforms as a second occupation of Albania. In response they caused a huge wave of uprisings in throughout our country.

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