He stood up and said ‘be sensitive’

The bull statue, one of the symbols of Kadıköy, which was repaired a week ago due to holes and abrasions, was unveiled after the restoration was completed. Kenan Kılıç, who took a picture of the bull statue, said, “We ask that this be protected and that our citizens be sensitive to this issue.”

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The bronze bull statue created by the famous French sculptor Isidore Jules Bonheur in 1864 was moved to Altınyol in 1987. While holes were being drilled in the upper parts and horns of the bull statue, which is one of the symbols of Kadıköy, abrasions were observed in many places.

On the other hand, Istanbul Municipality closed the statue with barriers on April 24, 2022 for maintenance work on the statue. After the restoration work was completed, the statue was reopened. What was remarkable, however, was that many people stood and posed on the statue on the first day.


Kenan Kılıç, who took a photo on the bull statue, said, “We ask that this be protected and that our citizens be sensitive to this issue.” Recalling that he is on the bull, Kılıç said, “The people are curious. That’s why people get on without help.”

Süleyman Birlik said: “The bull is a symbol of our Kadıköy. It would be better to take photos without damaging it, without climbing on it. Let’s add some value to the symbol of Kadıköy. Let’s keep it here for many years. It will be better for everyone, better for our tourists.” “As long as they are removed, this statue will be damaged.


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