The mayor of Ankara, Turkey, has a robot problem. A giant robot problem.
Melih Gökçek, who’s been mayor of the country’s capital city since 1994, is facing criticism after unveiling a 20-foot statue of a robot intended to promote a new theme park.
While some view the project — whatever you do, don’t call it a Transformer — as an enormous waste of taxpayer money, The Independent reports Turkey’s Chamber of Architects and Engineers has gone so far as to file a lawsuit, calling the statue a “monstrosity.”
Twenty similar robots are planned for the theme park, suggesting the possibility that Gökçek is building his own automaton army.
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