Having originated from a family that settled in Arsuz 430 years ago, Fuat Sume speaks 4 languages. He said, “We are among the first Christians who believed in Jesus Christ. However, I do not want my Christianity to be brought forward. It is a natural situation for me, for us, for Arsuz and our region. We are secular Christians; we are absolutely not contended to the involvement of religion in politics.
“Some journalists say, ’We would like to present you as an example to Turkey.” I do not want it. In Turkey, I do not have a position to be taken as an example. Because, I was not subjected to any religious or racial discrimination due to my Christianity. On the contrary, I attracted interest. If we are to be an example, we shall be an example to the world. The world should see us.”