Originally Posted by houghtam
If your primary income were from a bunch of white tourists who can't imagine Santa as a Turk, wouldn't you? You're aware of this thing called marketing, right? It's because brainless ****s like you go to Turkey and want to buy overpriced souvenirs from "Santa's hometown".
Not that it matters much, but St Nicholas as a Turk takes far more imagination than you're attributing to anyone else.
That'd be like saying Sitting Bull was white because most of the people who now live where he did are white.
He was Greek. Obviously not like the pasty white fictional transfiguration we have today. But certainly not Turk.