Ertugrul Ghazi’s statue removed in Turkey

By: News Desk      Published: 04:43 PM, 11 Jun, 2020
Ertugrul Ghazi’s statue removed in Turkey

Turkish authorities have removed the statue of Ertugrul Ghazi after facing criticism on social media.

The statue was removed by the municipal officers and an administrative investigation was launched against the persons responsible as the debate heated up.

“We were disturbed by the fact that the bust of Ertuğrul Ghazi resembles Engin Altan Düzyatan, the lead actor in the Resurrection Ertuğrul series and the same day the bust in question was removed,” said the municipality in a written statement.

“Necessary investigation has been initiated about those responsible for negligence. We thank all the public for the sensitivity they have shown,” the statement added.

The Turkish television series has taken many countries, especially Pakistan recently, by storm.

The series illustrates the struggle of Ertuğrul and his warriors against a plethora of adversaries from the Knights Templar to Mongol invaders.