Bedr Khan Beg

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Badr Khan Beg or Bedirxan Beg (1803 in Cizre – 1868) was the last Kurdish emir and mutesellim of the Bohtan Emirate.

He began to lose his power due to the centralist policies of the Ottoman Empire, which culminated in the Tanzimat Edict of 1839 and its application the following year.

After allying himself with Nurallah of Hakkari and Ismael Pasha of Amadiya, he declared war on the Assyrians. Pressure from the European powers led the Ottomans into invading his territories and deporting him to Crete in 1850.[1]

The Bedirkhan family in the generation after Badr Khan Beg

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  • Mehmet Alagöz, Old Habits Die Hard, A Reaction to the Application of Tanzimat Edict: Bedirhan Bey's Revolt, MA Thesis, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2003
  • Martin van Bruinessen, Agha, shaikh, and state : the social and political structures of Kurdistan
  • Nazmi Sevgen, Doğu ve Güneydoğu Anadolu'da Türk beylikleri: Osmanlı belgeleri ile Kürt Türkleri tarihi