Turkish president's face resembles on monastry angel: claim
DHA photoTurkish authorities have launched an investigation following a citizen’s claim that an angel mural in Sümela Monastery looks like President Abdullah Gül, daily Radikal reported.
The citizen recently visited the monastery in the Black Sea province of Trabzon's Maçka district with his wife and noticed the similarity of the mural to Gül and took a photo of it. They've informed Gül in a letter. Thereupon an investigation was launched to research the claim.
However, Maçka district Mayor Ertuğrul Genç from the Republican People's Party (CHP) has stated that all murals in the monastery were original.
"The murals are under protection 24 hours out of 24. It is impossible to ruin or alter them."