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The Tanzimât (Turkish:
The Tanzimat era began with the purpose, not of radical transformation, but of modernization, desiring to consolidate the social and political foundations of the Ottoman Empire. It was characterised by various attempts to modernise the Ottoman Empire and to secure its territorial integrity against internal
The reforms sought to
Many changes were made to improve civil liberties, but many Muslims saw them as foreign influence on the world of Islam. That perception complicated reformist efforts made by the state.
During the Tanzimat period, the government's series of constitutional reforms led to a fairly modern
The reforms emerged from the minds of reformist sultans like
Also, a policy called