Ilber Ortayly historian continues: "Until the XVI century Ottoman sultan married the daughters of the neighboring Christian rulers. Representatives of the Muslim peoples have been rare. In the harem could meet Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Croatian girls. Orhan Ghazi, who ruled in the fifteenth century, married the daughter of Emperor Constantine - the Princess Caroline, Sultan Bayaz took a wife from the Byzantine princesses. The most famous wife of the sultan was Hyurem Sultan - Ukrainian Roksolana that forty years was the wife of Suleiman the Magnificent. You could say that the Ottoman dynasty blended Turkish and Ukrainian blood " .
The daughter of Ukrainian priest Gavrila Lisowski Nastya Crimean Tatars stole during one of the raids, on the eve of her own wedding. Affected by her beauty Tatars sent the girl in Istanbul, one of the largest slave markets of the Muslim East. Once the palace, Nastia has learned to speak Turkish, adopted Islam. In the palace she was given a new name Roksolana. Padishah was young, valued female beauty. Cunning Ukrainian sparked a furious passion, and the sultan has sworn, that would be lawful wife of the sultan. Through intrigue, skillful deception, bribery and eunuchs oath Roksalana has made his own.
Becoming the sultan's wife, trying to consolidate his position, she bore three sons of Sultan Suleiman. By history teacher of one of Istanbul's schools Anyl Cetinkaya: "According to the laws of faith padishah could have four legitimate wives. Children from first wife, became heir to the throne. He held the throne of the firstborn, the other contenders for power destroyed. The children of the sultan's first wife, of course, become mortal enemies Roksolana, which reported on a secret master of the "terrible conspiracy." Suleiman ordered to kill his children by his first wife. Roksolana later poisoned by his step-mother, who was dissatisfied with Ukrainian-law, and ordered to find across the country all the other sons of Suleiman, who were then secretly deprived of life. "