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Police on Aug. 11 detained a man who dismantled the bust of Atatürk at a schoolyard in the Ümraniye district of Istanbul.

The Istanbul security general directorate issued a statement saying the Atatürk bust in the schoolyard of the Yukarı Dudullu 75. Yıl Primary School was dismantled at around 2.15 a.m.

One man, identified only as Mehmet Y., was detained in relation to the incident and proceedings are ongoing at the district police station, it added.

August/11/2017

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