From the crazy Turkey: A police protecting Selfie-taking Ottoman statue but his sword also already broken……

Amasya'daki selfie çeken şehzade heykeli polis korumasına alındı
Police have begun to stand guard to protect a much-debated statue of an Ottoman prince taking a selfie with a smart phone in a historic Turkish town
Two men who were detained on suspicion they had vandalized the much-debated statue of a selfie-taking Ottoman prince in northern Turkey have told the police they damaged the statue inadvertently, bearing no political motives.
Statue of selfie-taking prince in Turkey is damaged by vandals

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