Reportage and Archives: Archives: Istanbul on the Threshhold of the EU: Whirling dervish

A dervish dressed in religious clothes prepares to perform a sema, the traditional whirling ceremony accompanied by music, of the dervishes who are followers of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi preacher and poet who lived in Konya, Turkey and who was known for his religious tolerance.
Whirling dervish

A dervish dressed in religious clothes prepares to perform a sema, the traditional whirling ceremony accompanied by music, of the dervishes who are followers of Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, the 13th-century Sufi preacher and poet who lived in Konya, Turkey and who was known for his religious tolerance.