July 13, 2011

Monument Constructed from Shoes Opens in Istanbul

A monument, built by thousands of pairs of shoes to commemorate Srebrenica massacre victims, was opened at Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park on Saturday.

Young people of Bosnian descent living in Turkey have initiated a project to commemorate Srebrenica victims and condemn the United Nations on the 16th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.

A total of 8,372 pairs of shoes, representing the exact number of people killed in this Bosnian town in 1995, have been collected and placed at Taksim Square's Gezi Park.

The monument-- writing "UN", the initials of the United Nations-- was made with 8,372 pairs of shoes in the memory of those killed in the genocide.

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