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Artist 'Stands in Commemoration' of slain Turkish Cypriot student.

Artist Sumer Erek made a series of art interventions in the memory of slain Turkish Cypriot student Muharrem Ozdemir on the 40th anniversary of his death.

Ozdemir was killed in what was a political murder on December 7, 1977 in Istanbul, where he was attending the Mimar Sinan University.

He was one of two students, who were kidnapped and shot by members of a Turkish far-right group, in the run up to the September 12, 1980 coup.

In his first intervention, Erek 'stood in commemoration' of Ozdemir at the Bosphorus waterside of the Mimar Sinan University.

Artwork produced from Ozdemir's unfinished portrait by Ulmen Aygin and his last photograph were used as visuals in the intervention.

After the commemoration, one of the artworks was turned into a paper boat and released into the Bosphorus.

In his second art intervention, Erek adorned a narrow Street in the old town in Nicosia, where Ozdemir was born and raised, with art pieces carrying the unique images of Ozdemir.

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