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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35773208



    Mrs Erdogan said the harem was a school for members of the Ottoman dynasty.

    Traces left by harem women in the empire's six centuries of history could be "an inspiration", she said, according to Turkish media.

    Concubines kept in the harem did receive some training and were well fed, and they were not all used for sex. However they were not free to leave the palace if they wanted to.

    Some Turks were quick to criticise the first lady's comments on social media.
    "Receiving education in harem doesn't make it a school. This is nonsense," tweeted @GaziCaglar, saying there would have been about 400 concubines in the sultan's harem.

    "If the Ottoman harem was a scholarly institution then why were the men who worked there castrated?" asked @anlam75.
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    crazy woman!!! if she likes it send her to become a sex slave !! see if she agrees with it!!!!!
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    The beauty of historical revisionism.
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    (Original post by Aceadria)
    The beauty of historical revisionism.
    It's a proud tradition among Islamists. Just go through the many debates on TSR over Islam and slavery and see how people portray it as some great mercy to mankind and that slaves wouldn't have wanted to be free even if they had that right! Oh and of course slave girls were consenting to sex.
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    Mr and Mrs Erdogan are perfect for each other, they are both ****ing nuts.

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    (Original post by carlskep)
    It's a proud tradition among Islamists. Just go through the many debates on TSR over Islam and slavery and see how people portray it as some great mercy to mankind and that slaves wouldn't have wanted to be free even if they had that right! Oh and of course slave girls were consenting to sex.
    Indeed.

    There was a recent discussion on here about Islam's view on women. It wasn't surprising to see posters suggesting that it's only 'natural for a wife to be subjected to the will of her spouse'.
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    Many of these sex slaves were captured European people from the Balkans



    White slavery gets ignored as usual everything about Whites has to be negative, you can't show us as anything than branding us all as evil slave owners
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    (Original post by chris2791)
    crazy woman!!! if she likes it send her to become a sex slave !! see if she agrees with it!!!!!
    May be she likes, but who needs her?
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    the harem ladies lounged about on divans all day eating sweetmeats and pleasuring the Pasha.

    apart from not having television this all sounds very familiar.
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    the harem ladies lounged about on divans all day eating sweetmeats and pleasuring the Pasha.

    apart from not having television this all sounds very familiar.
    (Modern) housewives?
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    (Modern) housewivespartners ?
    :yep:
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    Wont be long until they're making European women sex slaves.. AGAIN.

    I get the feeling Turkey is supporting ISIS as they have dreams of reviving the Ottoman empire.

    Turkey are useless you can't trust them. They've done a terrible job preventing migrants crossing. I don't think they're trying at all...

    Can't we get our navy in those waters to stop people leaving?
 
 
 
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