Turkey & Islam: ‘I was accused of being a Christian’ for translating Pope Francis’ speeches, says Turkish actress Serra Yılmaz

Turkish actress Serra Yılmaz has claimed that she was “accused of being a Christian” for translating Pope Francis’ words into Turkish during his visit to Turkey between Nov. 28 and 30.

“I was accused of being a Christian because I was the translator of Pope Francis. Forget about what was written against me, it is ridiculous to judge people by their beliefs. But there were many individuals who made groundless claims like ‘the Vatican hired you,’ or insulted me on social media,” said Yılmaz in a panel with university students in İzmir on Dec. 10.

“As a matter of fact, the Foreign Ministry asked for me personally and I went and translated,” said Yılmaz, who is known in Italy for acting in the films of Turkish-Italian director Ferzan Özpetek…


If Turkey joins the EU, it is truly all over.

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  • Islam is a Turkey.

    • Alain

      You mean that estimed NATO member?

  • ontario john

    Oh my God, I’m sure the cbc will have a six part series on this atrocity by Christians. And remember, its Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings. We musn’t offend muslims or the left wing at this time of year.

  • Muslims will pay a heavy price for the blasphemies shown above, should they persist.

  • Petrilla

    British people are speaking up and against 60 million illiterate muslim Turks joining, what will happen? What I find strange, other countries in the EU are quiet. One Polish woman on a TV show admits she gets UK benefits for her son in Poland. Her husband works in England, minimum wage, just there, no history, claims almost $500 /week, but she and her son live in Poland. She says that money goes to buying her son games and movies, she says she is entitled. To her son who lives in Poland. Entitled. Such a bad word. If anyone in the UK thinks it OK for a woman whose husband just got to the UK and is working minimum wage can claim benefits from UK taxpayers to buy a kid in Poland extras, while True Brits might be freezing in the dark, you know there is something wrong. That is a UK example where they are trying to get Brits to be members of the EU and it ain’t working to quote Mark Twain.

  • nancy

    Europe is now a sharia state.

  • simus1

    turkey’s present governing party should change its name to “Barbarians Choice”.

  • Pete_Brewster

    For what it’s worth, I wouldn’t worry. The EU will dissolve long before it’s ready to admit Turkey. They’ve been talking about admitting the Turks for decades.

  • pdxnag

    It she now favors individual freedom then it is pretty hard to think of Islam as anything but repulsive. If she didn’t understand this before, she apparently does now.