a significant % of serbs is racially mixed these days as a result of long turkish captivity.
come to EXIT music fest to see Serbs. Serbs survived Turkish invasion, all who sow Serbs could confirm that. By physical appearance Serbs are regarded as central European population.
Hungarians were 180 years under Turkish rule, same as half of entire Balkan Serbian population (then both, Hungarians and 50% of Balkan Serbs were under Austrian rule). Rest of Serbs was under occupation maximum to the 350 years. If Hungarians survived, so Serbs could too. Hungary is flatland while most of Serbian lands are hard Balkan mountains what makes Serbian lands much batter for hiding and escaping or strategically batter when offering resistance. And Serbs resisted and were beacon of light and hope for all the Slavs (and even non-Slavs) under Turkish and Austrian occupation.
Be aware that Turkish occupation considered Turkish garrisons not Turkish population. Not a single Turkish village was founded on Serbian territory (you can read about it in Catholic encyclopedia). Not a single. Serbian lands were in constant turmoil due to Serbian resistance and so not interesting for ethnic Turks to settle there, except traders who intermarried with other Turkish noble families.
guess 500 years under the turkish boot left its mark culturally, religiously and racially.
so, it was not 500 years. It was even 600-1000 years in peoples poetry considering that Serbs greatly suffered during occupation. Imagination of people understood that occupation as eternal rule of evil. In realty, as i said, it was 180 years for 50% of Serbs and 180-350 years to the other half. Not to mention that some Serbian lands never experiences occupation but only vassal status to the Ottomans (such as parts of Montenegro, Dalmatia, Slavonia).