Father in Turkey’s remote southeast makes model Bosphorus Bridge for curious daughter
HAKKARİA father in the southeastern province of Hakkari who could not afford to take his daughter to Istanbul has made a makeshift model of the city’s Bosphorus Bridge for the girl, who has long wanted to see it.
Aydın Güder, who lives with his family in the Yüksekova district of Hakkari, built a miniature replica of the Bosphorus Bridge using curtain materials and umbrellas for his daughter Yağmur, also adding lighting and seagull sounds to make the model more realistic.
“I cannot take her to Istanbul due to financial difficulties. So I made a model of the Bosphorus Bridge for her, because she said me she wanted to see the bridge and hear the voices of seagulls. It took two-and-a-half days to complete, and it is two meters and ten centimeters long,” Güder said.
After news of the model was reported, the Youth and Sports Ministry issued a statement on June 18 saying it would sponsor a trip to bring Yağmur and her classmates to Istanbul, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.