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Turkish painter stabbed after voicing support for Armenian-Turkish friendship mo

17:36, 18.04.2011 Region: World News, Armenia, Turkey Theme: Politics, Society, Incidents, Culture

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 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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