The mayor of Ankara, Melih Gökçek, caused an uproar in April after installing a giant, Transformer-like robot named “Otorobot” in the city.
He was being sued by the Turkish Union of Engineers and Architects for “wasting” taxpayer dollars on the statue, which he claimed was to promote a new theme park called AnkaPark.
Well all the robot-haters have won the battle… but not the war.
The robot was finally removed this week, and it was replaced with a giant, menacing Tyrannosaurus Rex.
It’s 3 meters high and 10 meters long, according to Today’s Zaman.
The mayor stated that he would be replacing the robot with a dinosaur back on April 16, and he asked people on Twitter to vote on which one it should be. According to Hurriyet Daily News, #7 won the poll, which appears to be an Apatosauarus/Brontosaurus(?). But for some reason they ultimately went with the T-Rex.
This story just keeps gets weirder. What’s next, a giant alien or zombie?