By Cem Genco
HATAY, Turkey (AA) - A Syrian artist and art historian Abdulsettar al Sattuf has drawn a mosaic to commemorate Turkish people’s heroism against the July 15, 2016 defeated coup attempt, orchestrated by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).
With a team of six assistants, Sattuf worked for seven months to complete the 1.75 meters tall and 1.5 meters wide mosaic. A mosaic is a piece of art, made from the assembling of small pieces of colored glass, stone or any other material.
“We love Turkey. We owe Turkey a great debt of gratitude. That is why I wanted to make this work. Those who saw the mosaic also liked it,” Sattuf told Anadolu Agency.
He added that his community will never forget Turkey’s support.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup, which left 251 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Ankara accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through infiltration into the Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.
*Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic