Thank you for the research.
Since I observe more and more Turks claiming that they brought ‘Civilization, tolerance, noble culture, prosperity and respect for the non -Ottomans, and even more Bosnian and Albanian Muslims who dream the return of the Ottomans in Balkan again, let us see what are they actually up to.
From mid-15th century for the next four centuries the Serbian Christians of Bosnia suffered tyrannical rule.
If any single factor made the Balkans what they were in history — and what they still are today — it was the ordeal of the Turk… For the 18th and 19th Centuries, the image of Turkey was that of a rotting empire, of a corrupt, incompetent and sadistic national elite preying on the subject Balkan peoples – of a cynical government WHOSE VERY METHOD OF RULE WAS ATROCITY.
They forbade the building of all but the meanest churches, and likewise outlawed the ringing of church bells.
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