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Baklava is Turkish, not Greek. You just adopted it from the Turks.Right, because the Turkic nomads that arrived in Anatolia in the 11th c. CE had advanced cooking techniques and created exquisite dishes (including the super thin phyllo pastry for baklava) on their horsebacks or in their yurt, and they also had advanced microtonal music...in written form.
Other than yogurt, which is truly Turkic (well the Bulgarians think differently), "Ottoman" music in reality is a fusion of Arabo-Persian maqams with Byzantine modal music, and "Ottoman" cuisine is a fusion of Levantine-Persian-Balkan-Armenian dishes. Even the names are 90% Armenian or Persian.
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