Bitlis is a province of Turkey. Its name comes from "Bedlis", which was the name of the commander who built a castle in the province, by the order of Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia. The history of Bitlis extends back to 2000 BC, and the city contains traces from the Urartu, Asur, Med, Persian, Macedonian, Roman and Byzantine periods.
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