Monument to Atatürk attacked in Turkey

Monument to Atatürk attacked in Turkey

A statue depicting a five-year-old girl, modeled in memory of Ayten Alper who was photographed in 1931 handing flowers to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk has been attacked by unidentified assailants in the Turkish province of Zonguldak.

The suspects broke off the statue’s arms and flowers on Aug. 20, the Hurriyet Daily reported.

Police are investigating the area of the attack and have appealed to locals in the area for information. They have also gathered security camera footage of shops on the Liman Avenue in order to identify the suspects.

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