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Submitted by servet cevik (Turkey), Oct 28, 2013 at 14:44

hi dhimmi

you might be interested in it have a look http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janissary

much more complicated than you think.

janissaries were not "abducted boys" rather they were "selected boys" collected from their families.

most families were very much willing to give their best sons to the janissary corps as it really offered a bright future for the boys.

enjoy your time reading...

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