But the Turkish leader's tolerance for any form of public criticism directed against him appears to be wearing thin.
He has been quoted by Turkish newspapers and by one of his newly appointed advisers as denouncing the banging of pots and pans. Since the start of the Gezi Park protests, many critics of the Turkish government have taken to banging their cooking utensils in a cacophonous display of defiance.
"Pots and pans, these are a crime," Erdogan told journalists at another iftar last week in the Turkish city of Kastamonu.
"Nobody has the right to disturb anybody else. ... This has nothing to do with freedom. On the contrary this is interfering with somebody else's freedom," Erdogan added.