Ertugrul Statues Are Being Removed In Turkey

Ertugrul Statues Are Being Removed In Turkey


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Ertuğrul Ghazi fans might be in for a great shock because it has recently been reported that Ertugrul statues are being removed in Turkey. For a personality as famous as Ertugrul who holds a historical as well as religious importance for the people living in Turkey, it is quite bizarre to notice that his statues and monuments are being taken off of public display. The administration of the area has addressed the issue and has told the public reasons for the removal of the statue. The statue that was place for public presentation looked more like Engin Altan, rather than the historical hero himself.

Statue’s Shocking Resemblance With Engin Altan

The local government is of the view that the statue in fact looked more similar to the actor who played the character of Islamic hero Ertugrul, Engin Altan. They said that it is not acceptable that such a major hero of Islam is associated with the face of an actor who tried to express the character with his abilities. The future generations to come can conceive an untrue and deceptive picture of the Islamic legend, in the form of Engin Altan, who himself believes that he is not anywhere near to the actual personality of Ertugrul.

Ertugrul Statues Are Being Removed In Turkey

The public is actually concurring the statements of the local government that the newly placed statues indeed looked more like the hero of the drama serial Diriliş: Ertuğrul, Engin Altan at first glance, and children actually get a deceptive image of what the personality looked like. The government feels that it is a sin to portray a false picture of such a server of Islam, and has begun investigation for who are responsible for this deliberate or else, a careless act.

Public’s Love For Ertugrul

Despite this incident in Turkey, people all around the globe, mostly Pakistanis are still spell-bound and fascinated with the character displayed in Diriliş: Ertuğrul. Most likely, it is due to the fact that  Ertugrul in 13th century was such an inspiring and bold leader of the Turkish tribe, that his tales are still being heard and awed upon. His death in 1280 marked the transfer of his empire to his son Osman, who later on established one of the most iconic, powerful and longest to last empire of the world, the Ottoman Empire.

To hear real tales of the legend via a drama serial is the reason why most Pakistanis prefer watching Ertugrul Ghazi in the first place, and that is undoubtedly the very reason this serial has passed well above 133 million views in Pakistan and trends on YouTube every other day.

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