ISTANBUL (AA) – Yemen on Sunday condemned “in strongest terms” the attack against the Turkish Martyrs’ Memorial carried out by Houthi elements in the capital Sanaa.
In a statement, the Yemeni Foreign Ministry said the action cannot harm the “fraternal relations between the brotherly countries of Yemen and Turkey.”
On Saturday morning, Houthi elements in Yemen attempted to demolish the memorial in the war-torn country’s capital, according to local media.
The memorial was opened in 2011 by former Turkish President Abdullah Gul, who came to Yemen on an official visit.
It was built on the former site of an Ottoman barracks, memorializing the empire’s soldiers who lost their lives in Yemen for 400 years.