Channel Pressed for Istanbul

7 years, Turkey's Channel snake returned to the story of a crazy project in Istanbul on the agenda Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process was started again. The project, which was suspended in December and steam in 24 hours, did not change the itinerary in the last described position to the public again. 45 km long canal passes through Küçükçekmece, Avcılar, Arnavutköy and Başakşehir districts.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his “crazy project Kanal in 2011. The Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications sent the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization to the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in December. The Ministry of Transport stated that the Ministry of Transport was related to the Ministry of Transport, while the Ministry of Transport officials said: olduğun They have put something wrong that they should not put back. Our work continues Bizim. On the day of the suspension of the project, the Provincial Directorates of the Environment and Urbanization Directorate of Istanbul were dismissed from the deputy directors, branch managers and deputy principals.


The EIA application file that caused the crisis was presented to the public today. The Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications issued an EIA Application File sent by 20 in February, suspended by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. There was no change in the route, capacity and content of the project in the re-suspended file with the downloaded file. The most important difference was the project price. In the first file, the project cost is announced as 60 billion pounds and the final file is related to the project price. The Ministry of Environment and Urbanization will be notified in accordance with the article Mad.


According to the information contained in the file, the highly anticipated Channel Istanbul project was chosen from the 5 alternative. As a result of the studies, starting from the narrow point separating the Sea of ​​Marmara from the Küçükçekmece Lake, continued along the Sazlıdere Dam basin, crossing the Sazlıbosna Village, reaching the east of Dursunköy and passing the Baklalı Village. The project will be located within the borders of Avcılar, Küçükçekmece, Başakşehir and Arnavutköy districts. Approximately the 7 thousand meter part of the canal route will be Küçükçekmece, the 3 bin 100 meter part will be passed by Avcılar, 6 bin 500 mistress Başakşehir and 28 bin 564 will pass through Arnavutköy. 6 pieces on the canal corridor are planned for bridges and crossings.


It is planned to create 2 units on the left side of the channel and 1 units on the right side of the channel towards the Black Sea in the Sea of ​​Marmara by using suitable materials from the canal excavation. The islands will be located on the shores of the Büyükçekmece, Beylikdüzü and Bakırköy districts facing the Marmara Sea from west to east. "3. Group Marmara Islands., 1 3 units will consist of a total of 186 hectares. "2. Group Marmara Islands “155 hectares from the 4 island,” 3. The group will be built on 104 pieces in Marmara Islands. The Black Sea Port will be located in the coastal strip of Arnavutköy and Eyüp districts to the Black Sea. The Marmara Port will be located at the starting point of the canal corridor at the entrance of the Küçükçekmece district. Within the scope of the project, there will be 3 boats in Küçükçekmece and 1200 yachts with 860 yachts with 2 yachts in Sazlıdere.


The construction works of the corridor following the east of the Küçükçekmece Lake - Sazlıdere Dam - Terkos, which is about 45 km long, is expected to serve 5 year provided that the construction works are completed within the 100 year and the necessary maintenance is done.


On and around the corridor, there are generally agricultural lands, partly forest areas and settlements and water bodies. The main part of Istanbul's 24-25, which provides the daily water supply of Sazlidere Dam, will be canceled due to the channel project. The historical Damascus Bendi, which forms the 60 of the dam, will be protected by its present state or by upgrading.

Passing through gentle regions

There are hotspots on the route of Kanal Istanbul. Channel; covered by the RAMSAR Convention on International Importance established in Turkey 135 Terkos located between Lake Kucukcekmece Lake Wetlands and Wetlands also going through the Wetlands. The project intersects with the Roman Waterway and the Terkos Waterway. Channel, Filiboz, Kucukcekmece and Yarimburgaz Cave 1. It also includes degree sites. On the route, 14 goes through a thousand 175 hectares of farmland, a thousand384 hectare shrubbery, a thousand 145 hectares of pasture, and a 468 hectare forest area.


The project affected population was calculated as a total of 480 thousand 758 persons. The corridor will directly affect the Küçükçekmece Altınşehir and Şahintepe neighborhoods. It is planned to nationalize the area of ​​45 square in Kucukcekmece-Sazlidere-Durusu line, which is approximately 23 km long. Although there are no settlements in the lands between the corridor, Baklalı, Tayakadın and Terkos, some households and summer houses will be expropriated within this scope.


CHP Council Member Nadir Ataman stated that despite the bureaucratic and scientific objections of Kanal Istanbul, it was made with the insistence of the President. Aman This project, which many people from bureaucracy and politics objected with due to their financial and legal and environmental effects, these objections gained speed with the liquidation of those who made. Minister of Transport also received warnings from the Cabinet of Ministers in January of this warning after the warnings are among the incoming information. It is stated that the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization will approve the plans and EIA report in 15 days, and the tender is attempted to be taken in April. The president is said to think of the project as the biggest trump in the elections to be held at 2019. Cumhurbaşkanı

Source: Özlem GÜVEMLİ - Sözcü

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