Symbolic tomato statue attacked with gun in Turkey’s Burdur
BURDURA tomato statue located at the entrance of the Mediterranean province of Burdur’s Çavdır district was attacked with a gun on Jan. 31, Doğan News Agency has reported.
A signboard with the large tomato statue that says “Welcome to Söğüt town” was erected six months ago in the district, which is known for producing 70,000 tons of tomatoes on average every year.
The attack was first carried out with a gun and was later attacked again with a hunting rifle.
“They attacked with a gun first, but they could not demolish it. Then they attacked with a hunting rifle, but again they could not topple it. It is still standing,” Salih Yavuz, the mayor of Söğüt, said.