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Turkish painter stabbed after voicing support for Armenian-Turkish friendship monument (video)

Turkish painter stabbed after voicing support for Armenian-Turkish friendship monument (video)April 18, 2011 | 17:36

Famous Turkish painter Bedri Baykam was stabbed during the protest action organized against demolition of monument dedicated to Armenian-Turkish friendship in Kars.

Eyewitnesses said the man who stabbed the painter was 30-35 year old. After stabbing him an unknown fled the location by vehicle.

Injured painter called for help but not a single car tried to help him. Later Baykam managed to reach the hospital.

Earlier during a meeting in Akatlar cultural center, Baykam voiced criticism against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for calling the monument “monstrous”.

As Armenian News-NEWS.am reported earlier, during his visit to Kars, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called the monument to Armenia-Turkey friendship “monstrous” and ordered to demolish it.

 


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