Statue of Erdogan – level 2

04-09-2018 07:00

In Wiesbaden, a city in Germany, there was an art festival. Its theme was ‘bad news’, and one piece of art was a golden four-metre statue of Turkish President Erdogan.

The statue drew pro and anti-Erdogan demonstrations. The German authorities say that it provoked conflict, so they decided to put it away. The artists behind the statue said that they only wanted to start a debate.

Difficult words: theme (topic, motive, the thing the festival is about), draw (attract, make come), authorities (the administration, local government for example or ‘bosses’).

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