Campaign aims to change borders of Turkish province on Batman logo
Batman is a southeastern province of Turkey with a population of 585,252, according to the latest official figures. Its municipality had hit the headlines in 2008 when it unsuccessfully claimed royalty rights for Hollywood’s Batman movies.
The latest move linking the province with the cinema franchise came after a Turkish citizen, Kemal Atakan Kırca, launched a campaign on Change.org to change the Batman province’s borders.
“Batman needs some change! We can start with the border. By changing the border, we can make it more realistic,” he said in the petition, which will be sent to the Batman Governorate.
The petition achieved its objective to collect 10,000 signatures on July 30, before it was raised to 15,000.
Some people just want to watch the borders change, while some others want even more.
“Now, we should change the central district’s name to Gotham,” one signatory said.
Less humoristic commentators, on the other hand, claimed the border change “would be great for tourism.”