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Construction work on a new park in Istanbul, Turkey, has caused damage to the Byzantine-era walls of the historic Yedikule Gardens.

Earthmovers have been digging one meter deep next to the Byzantine-era walls in the Yedikule Gardens and destroying parts of the walls since July 6 as part of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s project to construct a park with a decorative pool, a statement by the association read.

The gardens, which are a UNESCO-protected site, lie along the old city walls and across the way from the Sea of Marmara and a different park of pathways that hugs the shoreline.

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Story: Hurriyet Daily News | Photo: DHA Photo

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