This study examines how Turks are depicted in Howard Barker’s The Europeans: Struggles to Love. Focusing on
Europeans’ historical ties with Turks, who posed an immense threat to the future of Europe and Christian world until
the seventeenth century, it suggests that very little has changed since then in terms of Europeans’ political relations with
Turks with references to contemporary world. Dealing with such issues as freedom, violence, sexuality and history in his
plays through which he aims to ‘disturb’ the audience about what is happening in ‘the real world’, Barker indirectly
appeals to minds of audience to re-think and re-evaluate all forms of discrimination in contemporary Europe.
Keywords Europeans, Turks, Fear, Hatred, East vs West.