Turkey angered by Copenhagen sculpture commemorating the Armenian Genocide

Artists’ illustration of how the sculpture will look when placed in Kultorvet. Photo: Invivia/Folkedrab100

Plans to install a sculpture commemorating the Armenian Genocide in one of Copenhagen’s busiest squares have Turkish officials up in arms.

A sculpture that will be placed in the heart of Copenhagen in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide threatens to further derail the already-strained relations between Denmark and Turkey.

The nine-metre high sculpture, entitled ‘The Draem’ (Danish Remembrance Armenian Empathy Messenger), is to be placed in the square Kultorvet for ten days in May to mark 100 years since upwards of 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman regime.

The plans have elicited a protest from the Turkish Embassy in Copenhagen…

  • Is this Turkey night?

    • Frau Katze

      They’re making a huge fuss. Plus, news is slow.

    • Rosenmops

      Let’s have ham instead.

  • Ken

    Turkey can eat s*** and die.

  • Rosenmops

    When is Turkey NOT angry or offended about something? Being angry and offended seems to be the default state of Muslims in general.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Erect these memorials all over Europe.
    Maybe they will turn public sentiment against Turkey and her inclusion into the EU.