Armenian Women in Istanbul Subject to Racist Attacks

Al-Monitor 1 February 2013
By Cengiz Candar

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is fond of reiterating a line by 13th century Turkish Sufi poet Yunus Emre: "I love the Created because of the Creator.” While Yunus Emre’s immortal words express the divine love for God, the central idea of Sufism, Erdogan uses them to describe what a great sense of tolerance his government, his party and himself have for "the Other,” especially ethnic and non-Muslim minorities. (continue reading...)