Turkish supermarket at "Kottbusser Tor" in the biggest Turkish neighbourhood of Berlin, Kreuzberg. The "nazar" is the blue eye that is believed to protect against the "Evil Eye". The believe in the protecting power of "the eye" (العين as it is called in Arabic countries) against resentful looks is not limited to Muslim countries but a Mediterranean phenomenon. In Turkey, this symbol - most commonly made out of blue glass - is of unrivalled circulation and applied as a motive to almost everything, from bedlinen to chewing gum. In this Berlin example it has become part of the "Alex", the iconic television tower.
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- Date : 05/04/2017