White Slavery & Afro-Turks

Aside from the eunuchs, these were mostly white slaves. There was not much trade in enslaved Blacks until the nineteenth century. That only started when European powers exerted pressure to ban the slave trade with the Balkans and the Caucasus. And it led to the import into the Ottoman Empire of some 10,000 African slaves every year between 1860 and 1890, adding up to a total of around 250,000 people.

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