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