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20 Monuments of Ertugrul Ghazi taken down in Turkey


Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

12th Jun, 2020. 04:21 pm
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20 statues of Ertugrul Ghazi were recently taken down in Turkey for resembling actor Engin Altan Duzyatan, who played the main lead role in the hit Turkish series Dirlis Ertugrul.

Read: ‘Ertugrul Ghazi’ Statue Erected In Lahore

People on social media noticed the uncanny resemblance between the status and Engin, following which an investigation launched to figure out the matter.

The municipality said in a written statement that,

“We were disturbed by the fact that the bust of Ertuğrul Gazi resembles Engin Altan Düzyatan, the leading actor in the Resurrection Ertuğrul series and the same day the bust in question was removed.”

An artist, Ömer Gençtürk, in Ordu was responsible for creating these statues, which were made with bronze and basalt stone.

Earlier this month on June 4, the murals were placed in front of the city hall. However, they were soon taken down after public and social media users’ objections.

 

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