Kars municipality decided to demolish monument to Armenian-Turkish friendship
Municipality of the Turkish town of Kars has decided to demolish the monument to the Armenian-Turkish friendship, CNN Turk reported.
At the meeting of the Kars municipality, which was held on Tuesday, majority voted for demolishing the monument.
Over the coming days, the municipality will announce a tender on the demolishing work.
According to the head of the municipality Nevzat Bozkush, the work to demolish the monument will begin soon.
During his visit to Kars in January, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered to demolish the monument calling it "ugly".
The monument was built during the era of pro-Armenian ex-mayor of Kars, Naif Alibeyoglu, in 2008.
The statue, with a height of 30 meters, reflects two figures rushing to each other. It is set on a hill 40 kilometers from the border with Armenia.