In the long scheme of history, these events, sometimes called somewhat misleadingly, the Turkish abductions, made little difference and were an outlier to the overall trends. But, they would be a great foundation for a movie bringing this historic period in multiple places to life and connecting them:
The Turkish Abductions (Icelandic: Tyrkjaránið) were a series of slave raids by pirates from Northwest Africa that took place in Iceland in the summer of 1627.The pirates came from the cities of Algiers which was part of the Ottoman Empire (in modern-day Algeria) and Salé which was its own city-state known as Republic of Salé a tributary state of Morocco. They raided Grindavík, the East Fjords, and Vestmannaeyjar. About 50 people were killed and close to 400 people were captured and sold in the African slave market. A ransom was eventually paid, 9 to 18 years later, for the return of 50 individuals.The label "Turkish" does not refer to Turkey; at the time it was a general term for all Muslims in the Mediterranean region since the majority were a part of the Ottoman Empire. During the 17th century, the majority of those called "Turks" in Algeria, were disowned Christians that had converted to Islam. They were mostly Spanish, Italians, and provençaux (French).