In Bolu, the portraits of state elders built by the municipality on the walls above the entrance of the TEM Highway West toll booths were removed on the grounds that they are unauthorized
In the past months, Bolu Municipality painted murals of state elders on the walls on the TEM Highway West Toll Station located in Paşaköy.
Wall paintings of statesmen such as Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Alparslan Türkeş, Necmettin Erbakan and İsmen İnönü were repainted and removed by the highways teams on the grounds that they were unauthorized.
The removal of the pictures under the security measures of the traffic and public order teams was met with reaction by the representatives of the political parties and municipal officials.
“WHO IS DAMAGED TO WHOM?”
Bolu Deputy Mayor Rasim Özdemir, who came to the scene hearing that the murals were removed, said, “We portrayed the picture of our state elders so that we can make the entrance to the city beautiful. We were very pleased. There is a picture of our state elders who passed away without any politics. We made the coating with glass to prevent any damage. “They broke it without asking, without notifying. Artists worked here for how many months. They painted the picture of Necmettin Erbakan. What harm is there to whom. Why they paint is not possible to understand,” he said.
GOVERNOR ÜMİT: WE STOPPED WORK
According to the news of the UAV; Bolu Governor Ahmet Ümit, who came to the scene at night, said, “These images were put in the framework of the traffic law numbered 2918 and other relevant legislation without obtaining permission from the relevant institution. The pictures on this wall were said to endanger the safety of the highway. We learned that it was evaluated that it might cause traffic accidents by drawing people’s attention while passing and that the highways officials were instructed to remove the pictures from the walls. “He said in the form.