Ataturk bust back at university

A renovated bust of  Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the father of modern Turkey, has rejoined others in the Garden of the Nations at the University for Peace in Ciudad Colón.

The university held a ceremony to unveil the bust with the presence of Turkish officials and the Costa Rican honorary consult in Turkey,  Serhan Suzer, said the university, a United Nations facility.

The university said that the weather had taken its toll on the figure, and the Escuela de Bellas Artes de la Universidad de Costa Rica did the renovation.

The Garden of Nations contains busts of such figures as Simón Bolívar, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mahatma Ghandi and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia and 2011 Nobel peace Prize winner who visited the university in September.

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