We are against the Istanbul Canal Project, because:
It is intended to make a small minority rich! Arguments based on shipwrecks and ship crossings are unrealistic! It will increase the dimensions of the disaster in the expected Great Istanbul Earthquake! It will destroy existing agricultural lands, drinking water dams, forests and pastures! It will turn the Sea of Marmara into a dead sea that smells like rotten eggs! It will impose a huge tax burden on the citizens! It is clearly against the current (national/local) spatial plan provisions! It will make the city unlivable by forcing the social and natural thresholds of Istanbul! It will displace hundreds of thousands of people! While the global climate crisis is at hand, actions are being proposed against it! It will imprison 9 million Istanbulites on an artificial island! It will destroy natural and archaeological sites! It violates international conventions! Marine habitats will be destroyed with excavations to be used as land reclamation! It will paralyze Istanbul traffic for at least 7 years! Social life will be paralyzed as it will interrupt the infrastructure! The central government doesn’t care what the people opinion is!
Istanbul’s future if the Istanbul Canal will be built!
Monocle 24: The Urbanist | Berlin Questions: In discussion with city leaders
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality’s Mayor Mr. İmamoğlu talked about the situation of local democracy in Turkey and the measures they took in Istanbul against the climate crisis in the live broadcast program he attended.
The following links are available to listen to the podcast:
Istanbul Canal is Already Shouting that
It will Bring a Massive Disaster with It!
EITHER CANAL OR ISTANBUL OR
Every Change in Spatial Plans
Reveals Endless Bargains!
COASTAL FACILITY AREA IS REDUCED!
LOGISTICS ZONE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ZONE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HOUSING) AREA!
TOURISM REGION HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED INTO URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HOUSING) AREA!
CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE ON THE BOUNDARIES OF SPECIAL PROJECT AREAS AND NEW SPECIAL PROJECT AREAS HAVE BEEN DEFINED!
SPECIAL PROJECT AREA CONSTRUCTION VALUES ARE 140% MORE. THIS MEANS A HIDDEN POPULATION GROWTH IS INTENDED!
THE INFORMATION OF WHAT TO DO IN SPECIAL PROJECT AREAS IS NOT SHARED WITH CITIZENS.
CHANGE IN THE RAILWAY LINE!