More "interfaith dialogue and understanding":
Turkey: Muslim group launches anti-Santa campaign, claims celebrating Christmas "a blow dealt to Muslimism" (thanks to Robert Spencer)
St. Nicholas, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia
Anyway, the real Santa Claus, St. Nicholas, was Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, which is in present-day Turkey. So it is not precisely true to say, as an Islamic supremacist spokesman says in this story, that Santa Claus has "nothing to do with our traditions and our culture." But of course, that is all so much jahiliyya: worthless refuse of the "pre-Islamic period of ignorance."
Re-Islamization of Turkey Update: "Anti-Santa campaigns heat up in Turkey as Christmas arrives," from Hürriyet Daily News, December 24: