The Ottoman Empire lost its lands in the Balkans with the Ottoman-Russian War of 1877-1878 and the Berlin Treaty signed after the war. The states established on those lands followed a policy for removing the traces of Turkish-Islamic culture and civilisation within their borders to establish their national states and to command completely to the lands that they occupied with the effect of Panslavist policy of Russia. For this reason, they compelled Turkish and Muslim people to migrate with massacre during the wartime and with political, financial and social repression during the peacetime. Migrating to the Ottoman Empire in crowds through highway, roadway and railway, hundreds of thousands immigrants were settled in various parts of the country and mostly in Anatolia. In this article, information about the immigrants who left their home and country due to oppression and persecution of the Balkan States following the Ottoman-Russian War of 1977-1978, came to the Karahisar-ı Sahib Sanjak and settled there was tried to be provided. In this regard, places where immigrants of Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Crete were settled inside of Karahisar-ı Sahib Sanjak, their population, some problems faced during and after the settlement and help provided for those people between 1884 and 1904 were tried to be investigated within the scope of the related documents in the Ottoman Archives of the Prime Ministry.
Migration, Immigrant, Settlement, Karahisar-ı Sahib, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Crete