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Mayor of Istanbul: Plans to build replica of former Ottoman barracks where Gezi Park is located going ahead

Last modified: 8 Jun 2013 16:31

Plans to build the replica of former Ottoman barracks where Gezi Park is located are going ahead, the Mayor of Istanbul, Kadir Topbas, said on Saturday at a press conference.

He also said, however, that the structure will not be make use of a shopping mall, a residance or a hotel. 

"We are working on a plan to use the structure as a city museum", Topbas said.