This article aims to demonstrate that the average citizenry of Turkey harbours an overall benevolent view of Christians. The author attributes this neutral to positive perception to the tolerant side of Islam and its tradition of protection of Christian and Jewish subjects, as well as to the overall positive perception of the cosmopolitan face of the Ottoman Empire, and finally to a long experience of Western-style modernisation and ever growing tourism.

The Redaction
CER: II-7.3.C-611