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Erdogan accuses Europe of the genocide of the “black continent”, forgetting the history of his country. Ottoman slave trade in the Crimea, the Mediterranean and Africa

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The deterioration of relations between Turkey and the EU countries is acquiring a “symbolic” expression. Thus, Turkish President Recep Erdogan, speaking before graduates of Istanbul-based Sabhattin Zaim University, openly accused the countries of Western Europe - France and Germany - of the genocide of the peoples of Africa. "Who is behind the massacre in Rwanda?" This is France. But it is not customary to talk about this, ”the Turkish president stressed. In addition, Erdogan responded to the adoption of the Bundestag resolution on the Armenian genocide in Turkey. The Turkish President said that Germany was not only responsible for the Holocaust, but was also guilty of the 100 murder of thousands of Namibian residents during the colonial expansion of the German Empire in South West Africa. "At the moment we have no problems with our history. There was no massacre in our history, our history is the history of mercy and compassion, ”the Turkish president said.

What can be answered to these words of the Turkish president? Of course, it is difficult to disagree with them. Indeed, European countries have brought a lot of evil to the African continent. We are talking about the slave trade, which lasted from the XV to XIX centuries, and about colonial expansion in all parts of the continent, and about the brutal suppression of anti-colonial uprisings, and about postcolonial wars and upheavals, behind which very often the Western powers stood. Just as seriously as France and Germany, other former colonial powers — the United Kingdom and Portugal, Belgium and Italy, Spain and the Netherlands — and the United States of America are to blame for the problems and troubles of the African continent. However, the Turkish president should be cautious with an excursion into history, trying to present Turkey as a kind of humanist country, completely innocent of historical atrocities. And it's not just about massacres of Armenians. In addition to the Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks, and Yezidis were killed and deported during the same period. We can also recall that the Ottomans worked for several centuries in the Balkan Peninsula, in Transcaucasia. The Turkish side often likes to remember the Caucasian War and the subsequent resettlement of the Muhajirs to the Ottoman Empire. However, if you recall the story, it was not Russia that raided the lands of Ottoman Turkey, but vice versa. There have never been any Turkish slaves captured on the territory of the Ottoman Empire.

The media often raises the issue of the Armenian Genocide in the early twentieth century, but for some reason we forget about the millions of Slavs and representatives of other peoples of Russia who were abducted and sold in the slave markets of the Ottoman Empire almost throughout the history of this state. When in the middle of the 15th century an independent Crimean Khanate emerged on the territory of the Crimean Peninsula, which was one of the fragments of the Golden Horde Empire, it took into its own hands a massive slave trade, formerly carried out by Genoese merchants. The main importer of slaves became Ottoman Turkey. Exact information about the number of people sold into slavery in the slave markets of the Crimean Khanate is unknown. But, according to the assumptions of modern historians, it can be estimated at least in 2-3 million people. These numbers are typical for the period from 1463 to 1779.

Erdogan accuses Europe of the genocide of the “black continent”, forgetting the history of his country. Ottoman slave trade in the Crimea, the Mediterranean and Africa
- The slave market in the Cafe (reproduction of a painting by artist Fastenko)

The majority of slaves sold were residents of the territories of modern Russia, Ukraine and Poland - representatives of the Slavic, Finno-Ugric, North Caucasian peoples. Basically, the “white slaves” were shipped to Istanbul, where they were resold. It is from slaves, as we know, that the janissary guard of the Turkish Sultan was recruited. The Ottoman slave trade has caused enormous damage to the social, economic and cultural development of the countries and peoples of Eastern and Southern Europe. For a long time, for political reasons, they preferred not to spread the scope of the slave trade in the East in Russian literature, and by the slave trade they understood, first of all, the export of black slaves from Africa to the American colonies of European powers. But in fact, the scale of the Ottoman slave trade was no less impressive.

For several centuries, Arab-Berber pirates, who, by the way, were based on the North African possessions of the Ottoman Empire, Algeria and Tunisia, terrorized the Mediterranean coast of Europe. Spain, Italy, Portugal, France ... All these countries to some extent suffered from the predatory raids of the Arab-Berber pirates. The violent Maghrebins even penetrated into Northern Europe and attacked the coastal villages of Holland, England, Ireland and even Iceland, Denmark and Sweden. One of the classic examples of such raids is “Turkish abductions” or the attack of Ottoman pirates on Iceland. 4 — 19 July 1627, on the coast of Iceland, a series of pirated raids were carried out to seize the local people into slavery. Hundreds of Icelanders, men and women, were taken into slavery, and the old people, who were useless as slaves, were locked up in churches and set on fire.



According to an expert on the history of the Mediterranean from the University of Ohio, Dr. Robert Davis, only in the XVI-XVIII centuries. North African slavers traded 1,25 million Europeans into slavery on the slave markets of the Maghreb. Attacks on the coastal villages of Spain, Italy and France were regular. But also the Arab-Berber pirates captured the crew and passengers of European ships en route to the Mediterranean. Captured slaves were sold, depending on gender and age, into harems, households, galleys and mines.

The Algerian captivity was visited by the famous Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra - a Spanish writer and author of the immortal novel "The Cunning Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha". The story of his captivity is common in Mediterranean Europe at that time. In September 1575, Miguel de Cervantes and his brother Rodrigo returned from Naples to Barcelona aboard the Sun galleys. However, the ship did not reach the Catalan coast - in the morning of September 26 it was attacked by Algerian pirates. The Spanish crew and passengers were people of the non-punctual ten and put up serious resistance to the Algerians. In the battle, many members of the Sun galleys crew died, and the survivors were captured and taken to Algeria for sale for ransom to relatives or, in the case of failure to ransom, sale in the slave markets of the Maghreb. Among the prisoners was Miguel Cervantes. In the Algerian captivity, he spent five years being subjected to torture and harassment. Miguel de Cervantes' father, Don Rodrigo de Cervantes, managed to find funds for the purchase of Rodrigo Jr., but he did not have enough money for Miguel. Miguel Cervantes' mother applied for permission to export 2000 ducats in the form of goods from the Kingdom of Valencia for the purchase of her son Miguel. October 10 1580 was drafted in Algeria in the presence of witnesses in the presence of 11, according to which Miguel de Cervantes was redeemed from captivity after spending five years there.

For Miguel de Cervantes, the horrors of the five-year Algerian captivity, however, ended very well. He returned to his native Pyrenees. But millions of prisoners and "white slaves" captured by North African pirates, and disappeared in a foreign land, remaining in slavery until the end of his days. The effects of the Arab-Berber attacks on Europe have been very grave. As a result of the actions of pirates, entire coastal areas of Spain and Italy became deserted, European countries lost thousands of ships along with crews, passengers and cargo.

The criminal trade of pirates patronized by the Ottoman Empire lasted until the XNUMXth century. In many ways, European expansion in North Africa, like Russian expansion in the Caucasus and Crimea, was dictated by the need to protect the southern borders from attacks by dangerous neighbors. It was the need to put an end to the pirates of the Barbarian Shore, as the North African coast was called in Europe, and numerous “Algerian expeditions” were called up during the XNUMXth-XNUMXth centuries. undertaken fleets European states. The fleets of Spain, Portugal, Italian states, France, and Great Britain participated in these expeditions. The actions of Algerian pirates managed to "get" even the young United States of America, separated from Africa by the Atlantic Ocean. The fact is that Algerian pirates attacked American ships that transported goods to and from Europe. In 1815, the United States declared war on Algeria and sent a detachment of 3 frigates and 10 ships to the Mediterranean Sea under the command of Commodore Stephen Decatur. The American commander demanded that Algeria immediately return all captured American citizens and recognize the general laws of international law. The Algerian dei (ruler) agreed with the demands of the commodore, but as soon as the US ships left, he refused to sign the American document and only the new appearance of the American flotilla off the Algerian coast made him sign the agreement. The last Algerian expedition was undertaken by France and turned into a large-scale colonial war, which ended with the capture of this North African country.



The scale of the Ottoman slave trade in Central and East Africa was even greater. To begin with, the Ottoman slave trade in Africa was an integral part of the overall Eastern slave trade, which existed much longer than the European slave trade — roughly from the time of the Arab conquest of North Africa until the twentieth century. The ways in which Arab and Ottoman merchants exported African slaves to the Middle East were laid long before Christopher Columbus opened the way to America.

African slaves were supplied to the Ottoman Empire by Arab merchants through Egypt, the Maghreb, Zanzibar, and a number of East African ports. In the 19th century, it was Egypt and Zanzibar that became the main centers of the Ottoman slave trade in Africa. Under the command of Arab and Turkish slave traders, armed detachments made expeditions to take slaves in Central Africa — the areas of the upper reaches of the Nile, Congo, the Great Lakes region. Fortified trading posts were established there, becoming outposts of slave traders. Slave caravans followed from trading posts to the ports of East Africa. Although during the first half of the 19th century, all European countries banned the slave trade, it continued in the Ottoman Empire and in the Arab East. Historians estimate the number of African slaves exported to the Ottoman Empire at 10 million. The fact of the appearance of groups of people of African descent in all regions that were part of the Ottoman Empire, up to the Caucasus and the Balkan Peninsula, is connected with the slave trade. Slavery in the Ottoman Empire virtually disappeared only with the empire itself - in 1918.

A distinctive feature of Eastern societies was the absence of opponents of slavery among the representatives of the political and cultural elite. While in Europe, criticism of the slave trade by clerics, philosophers, enlighteners, and individual politicians began during its heyday — in the 17th — 18th centuries, in the East individual voices against slavery began to be heard only because of the influence of the European cultural tradition. Perhaps one of the few Ottoman officials who actually fought with the slave trade in Africa was Emin Pasha, appointed in 1878 as governor of the Equatorial province of Egyptian Sudan. But Emin Pasha was neither a Turk nor an Arab by nationality - his name was Edward Schnitzer and he came from a family of German Jews, born and raised in Germany, where he received a medical education. Islam Schnitzer took a conscious age, years in 25-30, while serving in the Ottoman Empire. By the way, it was precisely for the active opposition of the slave trade to Emin Pasha that he was killed in 1892 by Arab slave traders.

When modern critics of the West from among Arab, Turkish, African politicians say that the European slave trade took at least 40 million people from the African continent, they forget that the scale of the Arab-Ottoman slave trade was about the same - The Ottoman Empire was taken 10 million African slaves, and in fact they were supplied to many other countries of the East - Oman, Yemen, Iran. There is a widespread view that the so-called. “Domestic slavery” in the countries of the East was much milder than plantation slavery in the American colonies. However, when seizing slaves, Arab and Turkish traders treated the Africans much more harshly. Considering that it was generally cheaper to drive slaves into Egypt from South Sudan than to organize their transatlantic crossing from West Africa to America, Arab-Turkish slave traders valued their “black goods” to a lesser degree and, if necessary, got rid of it easily. The horrors of the Arab-Ottoman slave trade are described in numerous notes of 19th-century European travelers who visited East and Central Africa. Thus, not only Europe is responsible for the genocide and slave trade on the African continent - Turkey and a number of Arab countries fully share the responsibility of England, France, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands for organizing a large-scale slave trade.

Finally, when Erdogan mentions the role of European states in unleashing wars in modern Africa, which is really the case, it would not hurt him to say that one of the main sources of destabilization of the situation in the Muslim countries of Africa and the Middle East is the activity of radical organizations, supported and sponsored by Saudi, Qatari and Turkish foundations. It was these organizations that played an important role in the overthrow of secular regimes in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and the incitement of civil wars in Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and Mali.
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  1. demo
    demo 7 June 2016 06: 17
    +5
    Today Erdogan is characterized by a "hit first" policy.
    And there - whatever happens.

    As we whitewash and deify our history, so he tries to present the history of the Ottoman Empire, the heir of which he represents himself, as something that does not go beyond the traditions and customs characteristic of that time.

    In general, it doesn’t matter to me who first invented the slave trade.
    The important thing is that the Ottomans brought this matter to perfection.
    This is important.
    1. HERMES
      HERMES 7 June 2016 06: 58
      +3
      Erdogan accuses Europe of the genocide of the "Black Continent", forgetting the history of his country. Ottoman slave trade in Crimea, the Mediterranean and Africa


      While Europe, in turn, forgets about its sins, hiding behind the accusations of others of genocide ... and let's put on the agenda decisions on the recognition of the Boer genocide by Britain, the genocide by them in Asia, Australia, India .... the French genocide in the North Africa ... the genocide by Belgium in the Congo, the genocide by Spain and Portugal in Central and South America, the genocide committed by the United States against the ideologists of North America. The genocide by Japan of China (40 million people) ... The genocide by Germany in Poland, Belarus, Ukraine. ..THE USSR.

      You know what, crack it ...
      1. Pinkie F.
        Pinkie F. 7 June 2016 07: 26
        +6
        Quote: HERMES
        and let's put it on the agenda

        when they expose, then announce your list. What is there to drive now? On the agenda of the Bundestag was the issue specifically of the Armenian Genocide. Not gypsies, not Jews and not Apaches. Not about Conquist and the slave trade. Why blur the specifics?
        1. Oorfene Deuce
          Oorfene Deuce 7 June 2016 10: 11
          +1
          Yes, they just throw kakahami at each other ... Well, at least some kind of entertainment.
          1. razmik72
            razmik72 8 June 2016 11: 04
            0
            A Turk is a Turk, for he is on a horse
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      3. PKK
        PKK 7 June 2016 16: 38
        +1
        Erdogan grew above himself, in friendship with the Americans, easily makes his policy in Europe with the help of ISIS and refugees. He draws money from the EU. He has two armies of his own and ISIS. Free oil lard. Turkey itself has probably already reached 100 million people. Erdogan has become a globalist greyhound.
      4. Warrior2015
        Warrior2015 7 June 2016 20: 24
        +2
        Quote: HERMES
        genocide by them in Asia, Australia, India.

        You comrade apparently do not know that the fact of genocide of the indigenous population of Australia and Tasmania is officially recognized and the Australian government pays HUGE benefits to the natives? as compensation for unlawful acts in relation to their ancestors and for the use of the earth’s bowels, the rights to which are transferred to black Australians?

        The amount of benefits is different - it depends on several factors, but on average 2200-3500 AD (Australian.dollar is approximately equal to Yankovsky). MONTHLY!

        A white Australian without opportunities or education or a migrant must be very hunched to earn that kind of money, and these get it SIMPLY SO, in fact of his life.

        By the way, many white Australians want to fit into the aborigines and dig their pedigrees to find some kind of black roots, but this practically does not work out for anyone.

        And you say you didn’t recognize the genocide ...
  2. vasdel
    vasdel 7 June 2016 06: 20
    +6
    Well, now, right up to the Bronze Age, sins will be remembered to each other .. the fact remains, the heads of the Turks have cut up until now in Syria.
    1. Karasik
      Karasik 7 June 2016 08: 30
      +3
      Quote: vasdel
      Well, now, right up to the Bronze Age, sins will be remembered to each other .. the fact remains, the heads of the Turks have cut up until now in Syria.

      Let them swear, this is in our hands. And these words of Erdogan are simply surprising with their cynicism: “At the moment, we have no problems with our history. There was no massacre in our history; our history is a story of mercy and compassion. ” Mercifully and compassionately killed and captured people in slavery?
      Thanks to the author for a good excursion into history.
      1. EwgenyZ
        EwgenyZ 7 June 2016 14: 20
        +1
        And these words of Erdogan are simply surprising with their cynicism: “At the moment we have no problems with our history. There was no massacre in our history; our history is a story of mercy and compassion. ” Mercifully and compassionately killed and captured people in slavery?

        Yeah, especially touching "touching" and "harmless" Bashi-bazouks, who only did what they traveled to the Balkans and "persuaded" the local population not to take a row.
        1. Warrior2015
          Warrior2015 7 June 2016 20: 26
          0
          Quote: EwgenyZ
          especially touched by the "touching" and "harmless" Bashi-bazouks, who only did what they traveled to the Balkans and "persuaded" the local population not to be rowdy.

          I just wanted to lay out the memoirs of an eyewitness of their "arts" from the Balkans, but decided not to do this, they will say incite against Islam.
  3. Mangel olys
    Mangel olys 7 June 2016 06: 23
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    In the Middle Ages, capturing and trafficking in slaves was the "norm" and was widespread. Well, genocide was inherent in all empires and we are no exception.
    1. Yura
      Yura 7 June 2016 08: 55
      +4
      Quote: Mangel Olys
      Well, genocide was inherent in all empires and we are no exception.
      Who are "we? A cruel attitude due to the mentality of most peoples of those times is one thing, total annihilation, that is, genocide, is somewhat different. The systematic extermination of peoples is generally the fruit of degraded minds, an example of Hitlerite Germany which planned to destroy 90% of the USSR Slavs and did this until the end of its existence, their very same plans for Jews. There are later examples of the total annihilation of peoples - Cambodia, a third of the population were crammed with hoes, Khmer Rouge, their mother, if they had not been stopped, they would have left only their own people, and probably not all of them.
    2. AK64
      AK64 7 June 2016 09: 41
      +4
      In the Middle Ages, capturing and trafficking in slaves was the "norm" and was widespread.

      I knew that the descendants of the slave traders would now come running, and they would say "what are we? Yes, we are nothing - we are this ... we are like everyone else!"

      Crimea's "economy" consisted of one and only one component - the slave trade.
      It was the slave trade that was the ONLY cause of Russia's 300-year war against Turkey. (what happened in the 19th century these were already echoes of this war, and they can not be considered, in comparison)

      Well, genocide was inherent in all empires and we are no exception.


      Lie further, tell who and where the genocide of your subjects. Only the Turks and the Communists did this.
    3. Fhvty
      Fhvty 7 June 2016 13: 37
      +4
      Well, genocide was inherent in all empires and we are no exception.

      And what kind of genocide did the Russian Empire arrange? In my opinion this is the only empire into which other (some) peoples requested. Russia did not force anyone to renounce its faith and nationality and language, did not exterminate the nation. And this is why Russia is now the largest, most multinational and multiconfessional country in the world.
      1. AK64
        AK64 7 June 2016 18: 00
        0
        And this is why Russia is now the largest, most multinational and multiconfessional country in the world.


        You are mistaken. The Russian Federation is one of the most mono-national countries: according to the latest census, 83% of the population called themselves Russian.

        That's just why in this country, these 83% (and even 84%, if you remember that Ukrainians are no different from Russians) remain the most discriminated group?

        When will these 83 or 84% finally realize that they are a nation, and will understand that it is enough to bleat and "the benefits of multi-stump" and "friendship of peoples"? If anybody benefits from "multi-stump", it is a benefit for 17%, but not 83%.

        It’s time to wake up and understand who is the boss in the house
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  4. Shiva83483
    Shiva83483 7 June 2016 06: 43
    +4
    Seeing a speck in someone else's eye, and not noticing a log in his eye, all this is about Erdogank. Although it was written, it seems, at a time when it’s not just that, but his ancestors did not hang a drop at the end ....
  5. Yarik
    Yarik 7 June 2016 07: 01
    +2
    There was no massacre in our history, our history is a history of mercy and compassion, ”the Turkish president said.

    What can answer these words of Turkish ...

    Yes, only one: "Yeah ????"
  6. Stinger
    Stinger 7 June 2016 07: 05
    0
    In general, everyone is good.
  7. samarin1969
    samarin1969 7 June 2016 07: 11
    +6
    “At the moment, we have no problems with our history. There was no massacre in our history, our history is a story of mercy and compassion ”... funny.

    Of course, if you study the history of Porta in the "Golden Age", then PACE is simply delighted: gender equality (henpecked sultan), the sultan sleeps with all concubines without racial prejudice, everything is ruled by LGBT eunuchs, from time to time the Venetian or Genoese "commissions" ... wink
  8. Pinkie F.
    Pinkie F. 7 June 2016 07: 13
    -3
    Quote: vasdel
    Well, now, right up to the Bronze Age, sins will be remembered to each other .. the fact remains, the heads of the Turks have cut up until now in Syria.

    I also do not understand the meaning of such a deep retrospection. Erdie, in his remark, had in mind the events of recent history, and the author suffered through the back streets of the 17th century slave markets. And what does the slave trade have to do with the Armenian genocide?
    1. V.ic
      V.ic 7 June 2016 07: 56
      +4
      Quote: Pinky F.
      And what does the slave trade have to do with the Armenian genocide?

      Claw is bogged down - there is a chasm to the whole bird. Erdogasha was preoccupied with the genocide carried out by Europeans in Africa, the cause of which (and probably the reason) was the contradiction between pirating Algerians and Europeans. The author also claims that the Great Port also has a snout in the cannon from the slave trade. What do not you understand? Comment for the sake of comment?
      1. Pinkie F.
        Pinkie F. 7 June 2016 08: 56
        -2
        Quote: V.ic
        Erdogasha was preoccupied with the genocide carried out by Europeans in Africa, the cause of which (and probably the reason) was the contradiction between pirating Algerians and Europeans.

        what is the connection between the mentioned events in Rwanda twenty years ago and
        Quote: V.ic
        pirating Algerians

        do not explain? Digging into the "historical roots" and searching for cause-and-effect relationships is certainly an interesting business, I do not argue. You can look at the fluff on the stigma of the Turks even without such distant excursions into history.
        1. V.ic
          V.ic 7 June 2016 09: 49
          +1
          Quote: Pinky F.
          You can look at the cannon on the stigma of the Turks even without such distant excursions into history.

          I agree that you can, and if the article is not like it, then declare it. Brabant lace is not needed.
          1. Pinkie F.
            Pinkie F. 7 June 2016 09: 52
            0
            Quote: V.ic
            Brabant lace is not needed.

            Well, with lace, perhaps this is to the author.
        2. Warrior2015
          Warrior2015 7 June 2016 20: 30
          +1
          Quote: Pinky F.
          You can look at the cannon on the stigma of the Turks even without such distant excursions into history.

          The Turks piled pyramids from the cut off heads into the First World War - from the same people who died on Gallipoli or on our Transcaucasian front.

          And besides the Armenians, Asia Minor Greeks and Balkan immigrants were also exterminated.
  9. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 7 June 2016 07: 13
    0
    We should all stop trying to redraw the story, distort and juggle the facts, and quickly re-read, work on the mistakes. All that’s business is to continue not to step on the same rake.
  10. parusnik
    parusnik 7 June 2016 07: 39
    +4
    “Who is behind the Rwanda massacre? This is France...That Erdogan threw a stone in the French garden ... I forgot about the tender friendship of France and Turkey for 300 years .. from the 16th century to 19 ... And as friends, the Turkish sultans of the rest of Europeans almost did not consider people smile And the French in response strengthened the military power of the Turkish army ...
  11. Dr. Barmaley
    Dr. Barmaley 7 June 2016 07: 44
    +6
    Erdogan accuses Europe of genocide of the "black continent"
  12. Volzhanin
    Volzhanin 7 June 2016 07: 46
    +5
    And for some reason, not a single head about the genocide of Russian people wants to scream?! ..
    In general, the topic is needed. Russia should exaggerate and raise it, because and the Turks, and the Saxons, and the brazen, and the Franks and the scum, and all this Geyropeyskoy garbage, at the ends of the hair soiled by the bloodsucker of the entire population of the planet. And the Japs too ... Turning into the light of God their filthy atrocities and disgusting essence must be systematically, systematically and constantly!
  13. Zomanus
    Zomanus 7 June 2016 08: 26
    +2
    Yes, everyone has something to remember.
    So in vain Erdogan touched on this topic ...
    1. Pinkie F.
      Pinkie F. 7 June 2016 09: 04
      +1
      Quote: Zomanus
      So in vain Erdogan touched on this topic ...

      why so? )) Just reminded Europe of its colonial sins.
  14. imugn
    imugn 7 June 2016 08: 52
    +2
    See what happens:
    Let there be a hypothetical country with slavery, genocide, etc. In this country there are people who fight this and ultimately win. Maybe even shedding your blood. Everyone is very happy about this, people are heroes. The society they have built is developing, everything is fine. And, suddenly, after 100-200 years, other hypothetical countries say: "But admit genocide, slavery, etc." and as a result, pay compensation. At the same time, they forget that the people to whom they make claims are the descendants of those who freed them. In fact, this is a different country. Those who were slaves became, well, if not masters, then full-fledged citizens.
    I understand that it is impossible to brush everyone's hair with the same brush, but such issues should be resolved with those responsible for what happened, and not with the tenth knee. Especially considering the ability of the "world community" to rewrite history.
    1. Basil50
      Basil50 7 June 2016 09: 46
      +3
      Precisely because the ancestors at the very top are smeared with the slave trade and genocide, these countries need to be silent, and not to teach the rest of the country. The moralization of prostitutes is inappropriate, just as inappropriate moralizing from the Anglo-Saxons and other * democracies * of Europe. The Ottomans were outright slavers and have remained, and the Europeans * strictly by law, ... tobish quietly * still use the robbery of the colonies.
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  15. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 7 June 2016 09: 37
    +10
    Mercy and Compassion ?????? Cossacks in particular, my great-great-grandfather saw this mercy personally in Armenia !!!!!!! Let the Armenians say it!
    1. Pinkie F.
      Pinkie F. 7 June 2016 10: 39
      +1
      Quote: Volga Cossack
      Mercy and Compassion ??????

      yes, merciful-compassionate massacre - this is strong. The bearded herd in Syria is just angels, therefore.
  16. a housewife
    a housewife 7 June 2016 14: 16
    +3
    Gelendzhik - in Turkish "White bride". Nice, huh? A large market that supplied slaves to Turkey from all over the North Caucasus, Kuban. The harems were mostly replenished. After that, the Turks are such Turks! Erdogan was talking about a blood test. Let him check his. I think that all of them, except for the Turkic, have two-thirds of both Slavic and various from the Caucasus, and from Europe, and from Egypt, and from the black continent. And here's an interesting fact. I personally read about him only once in a book by one of the Abkhaz authors. The book was fiction, but there was an explanatory footnote. On the coast of Abkhazia until the mid-60s of the 20th century (and maybe still) there was a village where blacks lived. When they were taken by ship for sale, it seems, from Egypt, in the 19th century, they started a riot, hijacked the ship, interrupting the crew, turned around and went back. But since they did not understand anything about ship navigation and geography, they just went further. We entered the Black Sea, crossed it and came up against the Abkhazian coast not far from some local village. It’s not clear how they agreed, they only received permission from the locals to settle in their village. Then, as usual, they got married to locals, so some very dark Abkhazians are now the result.
    1. Warrior2015
      Warrior2015 7 June 2016 20: 36
      +1
      Quote: housewife
      On the coast of Abkhazia until the middle of the 60-s of the 20 century (and maybe still) there was a village where Negroes lived. When they were taken on a ship for sale, it seems, from Egypt, in the 19 century, they rebelled, captured the ship, breaking the crew, turned around and went back.

      Cool! And by the way, it's likely! Although there could be a colony of Ottoman military settlers - "bashibuzuk" from Sudan, for example (they were involved in military operations in the Transcaucasus).

      Quote: housewife
      Gelendzhik - in Turkish "White bride"
      They apparently remade the local "hulenzhiki" - the Georgian or Circassian name into something that sounds like it - and of course they sold light-skinned brides ...

      But from there, few Slavic slaves were exported, respected AK64 correctly noted - the main ports for the export of Russian captives and captives were in Crimea.
      1. parusnik
        parusnik 7 June 2016 22: 50
        +1
        I recommend ... The disappeared peoples. N. Nepomnyashchy. A. Komogortsev. One of the chapters is called Following the traces of the Abkhaz .. Negroes ... there is a photo ..
  17. wandlitz
    wandlitz 8 June 2016 04: 53
    0
    The one who shouts the loudest and blames others is most often to blame for himself. And with the cry and accusations of others, he is trying to transfer his guilt to neighbors, colleagues, etc.