Monday, December 31, 2012

Erdogan as an the stereotyped Arab

From Ali, Angry Arab's correspondent in Turkey:
"Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, I wish to discuss this photo with John Berger... Yesterday Erdogan visited the border town Akcakale where Arabs are living and to present him as one of them he wears traditional Arab costumes... As if Arabs are wearing it but not.... It seems to me he needs a camel too to fulfil the imagination of Arabs in west... I cannot describe it with all aspects but does not it smell a little bit Orientalism..."