Desolate Turkish Amusement Park Touted As Testament To Government Waste

31 July 2022 13:19 WIB

Abandoned dinosaur models are seen at Ankapark theme park in Ankara, Turkey July 25, 2022. Giant dinosaurs and robot models abandoned among decrepit fair rides create a dystopian atmosphere in a defunct amusement park in the Turkish capital, which its opposition party mayor is now highlighting as a testament to past government profligacy. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

30 Juli 2022 00:00 WIB

An abandoned dinosaur model is pictured at Ankapark theme park in Ankara, Turkey July 25, 2022. Three years ago, President Tayyip Erdogan opened the massive theme park with great fanfare ahead of local elections, but his ruling AK Party went on to lose control of the Ankara municipality at the subsequent vote. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

30 Juli 2022 00:00 WIB

Abandoned toys and models are seen at Ankapark theme park in Ankara, Turkey July 25, 2022. This month, after a two-year legal battle, a court ruled to transfer control of "Ankapark" to the new city council run by the main opposition CHP after the loss-making project fell into disrepair. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

30 Juli 2022 00:00 WIB

Abandoned dinosaur models are seen at Ankapark theme park in Ankara, Turkey July 25, 2022. The dinosaur models, for which the park was famous, are now falling apart and lie strewn around the abandoned, weed-covered area the size of around 120 football pitches. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

30 Juli 2022 00:00 WIB

Abandoned dinosaur models are seen at Ankapark theme park in Ankara, Turkey July 25, 2022. The park, which took six years to build, was the brainchild of Melih Gokcek, the long-time AKP mayor of Ankara. At the opening ceremony, Erdogan had said it would earn the municipality some $10 million annually. REUTERS/Cagla Gurdogan

30 Juli 2022 00:00 WIB

Abandoned dinosaur models and toys are seen at Ankapark theme park in Ankara, Turkey July 25, 2022. REUTERS/Mert Ozkan

30 Juli 2022 00:00 WIB