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Turkey to build Bangabandhu`s sculpture in Ankara

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:37 PM, 2 December 2020   Updated: 07:28 PM, 2 December 2020

Turkey to build Bangabandhu`s sculpture in Ankara

Turkey to build Bangabandhu`s sculpture in Ankara

Turkey has decided to install sculptures of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Kamal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, in Ankara and Dhaka respectively on the occasion of Mujib Year, said Turkish Ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan.

Mustafa Osman Turan came up with the information after a courtesy call on Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud at the Secretariat on Wednesday.

The Turkish ambassador said bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries had been discussed. Hopefully, we will attend the closing ceremony of Mujib Year. Bangabandhu is the symbol of Bangladesh and Kamal Ataturk is the symbol of Turkey. We have decided to place sculptures of these two leaders in two countries. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's sculpture in Ankara and Kamal Ataturk's on Kamal Ataturk Avenue in Dhaka. This sculpture will be installed soon. We also discussed whether something similar can be done in Istanbul and Chattogram.

Information Minister Dr. Hassan Mahmoud said that relations between Bangladesh and Turkey are historic. We have discussed today on the occasion of Mujib Year in a courtesy call. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been invited to the occasion. He also agreed to come to Bangladesh. 

"Overall, not just Mujib Year, next year is the golden jubilee of our independence. On that occasion, we also discussed in detail how we can exchange training for media and journalists," he said.