Mayor Of Turkish Capital Replaces Giant Robot Statue With T-Rex Turkey's chamber of architects wasn't amused when the mayor of Ankara installed a giant Transformers statue. They sued, he took down the robot and instead installed a 10-foot tall T-Rex.
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Mayor Of Turkish Capital Replaces Giant Robot Statue With T-Rex

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Mayor Of Turkish Capital Replaces Giant Robot Statue With T-Rex

Mayor Of Turkish Capital Replaces Giant Robot Statue With T-Rex

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Turkey's chamber of architects wasn't amused when the mayor of Ankara installed a giant Transformers statue. They sued, he took down the robot and instead installed a 10-foot tall T-Rex.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. When the mayor of Turkey's capital, Ankara, installed a giant "Transformers" robot statue a month ago, locals thought it was an April Fools' joke. But no, said the mayor. He put it there to promote a new amusement park. Turkey's Chamber of Architects wasn't amused. They sued the mayor for wasting taxpayer money on the kitschy statue. So the mayor took the robot down and this week installed a new statue - a 10-foot tall T-Rex. It's MORNING EDITION.

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