By Burak Bekdil
Gatestone Institute 2015-07-12
These days, it is quite dangerous for anyone with Far Eastern facial
features to take a stroll on a Turkish street or to enjoy a plate of
sushi. To angry Turks, every Far Easterner is a Chinese to attack. In
protesting China's alleged ill treatment of Muslim Uighur Turks, angry
Turkish Turks attacked a Chinese restaurant in Istanbul's Tophane
district. Cihan Yavuz, the owner of the (no longer) "Happy China"
restaurant, almost in tears, told reporters:
"We are Turkish. Our cook is an Uighur Turk ... We do not even sell
alcohol here ... It seems I will close down the restaurant and leave."