Actually i find weird your obssesion with our ancestry and our strong relation with our ancestors which i must remind you was one of our reasons that we defended our identity an remain without assimilated by you , we didnt embrace anything, Illyrians were there.Actually you Albanians also had your share in this, it was a great share indeed but you have chosen to forget it and embrace other things like illyrians or skandarberg. Some other people in Balkans did this too. So, everything about Ottomans belonged to the modern Turks anymore while in fact, it was an empire and you all had your own shares, right or wrong, dark or white, whatever it was.
And no Albanian case wasnt similar to others we didnt had schools, freedom in religion etc like other neighbours, this clearly speaks for your attempts to assimilate us , so probably this our strong ties with our history gave you bad taste thats why you have some psychological empathy about that while mentioning Illyrians in every your reply directed to us.
Yes your ottoman empire was there, just same as Scanderbeg and his 10000 soldiers against most powerful empire of the time.