Mayor Sued After Blowing Budget On Giant Robot Statue

By : Sam Ridgway |


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A Turkish politician who has been the Mayor of Ankara since 1994 is currently being sued after unveiling a 20-foot-tall metal robot in the city.

Taxpayers hit the roof when Mayor Melih Gökçek pulled the sheet off his Transformer-like masterpiece, saying it is an enormous waste of their money – and rightly so, as he blew a pretty big budget on it.

The off-the-wall mayor is now being sued by the Turkish Union of Engineers and Architects’ Chambers, who have described the robot as a ‘monstrosity’.

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After the public backlash, Gökçek simply replied ‘Respect the robot’, which surprisingly only made things worse.

Speaking about their lawsuit, the Turkish Union of Engineers and Architects’ Chambers said:

The money spent for the robot statues, which will be built for the Ankapark project and were referred to by Gökçek as his “prestige project,” belongs to the inhabitants of the city. We filed a lawsuit.