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Monument constructed from shoes opens in Istanbul

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Monument constructed from shoes opens in Istanbul A total of 8,372 pairs of shoes, representing the exact number of people killed in this Bosnian town in 1995, have been collected and placed at Taksim Square's Gezi Park. Article link - http://www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=76106
A monument, built by thousands of pairs of shoes to commemorate Srebrenica massacre victims, was opened at Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park on Saturday. Young people of Bosnian descent living in Turkey have initiated a project to commemorate Srebrenica victims and condemn the United Nations on the 16th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre. A total of 8,372 pairs of shoes, representing the exact number of people killed in this Bosnian town in 1995, have been collected and placed at Taksim Square's Gezi Park. The monument-- writing "UN", the initials of the United Nations-- was made with 8,372 pairs of shoes in the memory of those killed in the genocide. "People who gave their shoes for this project are people who are not afraid of raising their voices for justice, and who want peace and stability," Enisa Kezo, the head of the association, said. Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, former National Education Minister Nimet Cubukcu, parliamentarians from the Justice & Development (AK) Party, Republican People's Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), mayors, police chiefs, novelist Ayse Kulin, film director Semih Kaplanoglu, singer Sezen Aksu, and football and basketball players have supported the project with their shoes. The monument will stay at the park for two days. Then, the shoes will be sent to the Syrian people staying at tent-sites in the southern province of Hatay. A total of 8,372 Bosnian people were killed in and around the town of Srebrenica in Bosnia and Herzegovina in July 1995 by units of Serbian army under the command of General Ratko Mladic during the Bosnian War. AA
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