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Ottoman Saray / Qishlaالسراي‎ / قشله‌قشلة

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Akre Qishla • قشله‌ی ئاكری • القشلة عقرة

Erbil (Swary) Qishla • قشله‌ی هه‌ولێر/سواری

Koya Qishla • قشله‌ی کۆیە

Silemani Saray • سه‌رای سلێمانی

Zakho Qishla • قشله‌ی زاخۆ

There are various Ottoman fortresses, either smaller qishlas or very large sarays. Qishla is the term for an Ottoman barracks, from the Turkish word 'kışla'. There are qishla in Koya, Hawler, Rayat (near Choman), Zakho, and Kirkuk. At a higher Ottoman administrative level than the qishla is the sara, such as the one in Silemani.