Atatürk monument in Istanbul’s Kadıköy Square will not be removed in line with
an upcoming regeneration project, Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbaş has said, daily
Hürriyet reported today.
will be conducted because of the subway [construction], but there are no
thoughts or works to remove the Atatürk
monument,” Topbaş said.
had been reported yesterday that the monument would be replaced with a
fairground, according to private broadcaster NTV.
controversial transformation of the Haydarpaşa train station building is part
of the same project to reorganize Kadıköy Square.
An extension building to a planned cultural center was set to replace the Atatürk monument,
according to NTV.