Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality organized the “Maritime Workshop Hal on the 564 anniversary of the Haliç Shipyard. Speaking at the workshop. Cemal Saydam said, “The first 25 meter of Marmara has Black Sea and underneath it is salty Mediterranean water. This structure is incredibly dynamic and at the same time has a great balance. If the channel is activated in Istanbul, this balance will be disrupted and the Sea of Marmara will die. ”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), academics, journalists, professional chambers, representatives of relevant non-governmental organizations and representatives of the marine sector brought together at the Marine Workshop. Increasing the sea share in public transportation, integration in transportation, post-earthquake sea management, climate change and planning of sea transportation were evaluated comprehensively. Opinions were expressed about the integration of Istanbul with the sea and Kanal Istanbul. Before the workshop sessions, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluEvaluating the Canal Istanbul Project, in which Turkey re-emphasized the damage it will cause to the city and the Marmara Sea, Prof. Cemal Saydam said, “The consequences of playing with nature cannot be predicted in advance. The Marmara Sea cannot bear the burden of a new connection," he said.
SEA CITY ISTANBUL
The workshop, where ten thematic topics were discussed in three main sessions, was held at Haliç Shipyard. The first session on Sea Transportation in Istanbul, where the problems and solution suggestions for sea transportation were discussed in detail, It was directed by Captain Özkan Poyraz. Prof. Dr. Reşat Baykal made it under the title of "The Past, Present and Future of Urban Sea Transportation in Istanbul". In his speech, Baykal handled with a historical perspective from the Seljuk State to the present day, emphasizing that the rubber-wheeled transportation system, which has increased since 1950, has been put in the foreground of sea transportation and that it is not sustainable.
Tansel Timur, the other speaker of the session, reminded the Istanbul earthquake that the experts warned and said:
“Istanbul is not only a city of history and the sea but also an earthquake city. We experienced major transportation problems in Gölcük Earthquake. We all remember delays exceeding 48 hours. This painful experience showed us that; We must improve sea transportation and integrate with all other transportation systems in order to be prepared for the impending disaster.
The third speaker of the session was Dr. İsmail Hakkı Acar stated that Istanbul has been subjected to urbanization pressure for years and used the following statements:
“Istanbul wants to be expanded to the north instead of the coastline. This trend unfortunately caused Istanbul, which has been a maritime city for thousands of years, to lose its feature and become a land city. ”
The last speaker of the first session was Prof. Dr. Dr. Mustafa Insel, emphasizing climate change, said that environmental solutions should be developed. Sel While we can see the effect of global warming with ice melting at the poles before, we can see these effects in this city as well. We need to accelerate the transition to electrical technology in transportation. ”
WE MUST PROTECT THE MONTRE
Professor Dr. In the second session directed by Haluk Gerçek, Kanal Istanbul was handled in all its aspects. The first speaker of the session was Assoc. Dr. Jale Nur Ece emphasized that Montreux made significant contributions to regional and world peace in the 83 annual process and warned:
“Opening Montreux for discussion will lead to the danger of losing our sovereignty and rights in the Straits and our dominance in the Black Sea. We should avoid this and even defend the continuity of Montreux. from Montreux kazanIt is imperative that we protect our rights.”
WHY CAN NOT CHANNEL ISTANBUL?
In the session, "Why Channel Istanbul Not?" Professor, who warned about the dangers awaiting Marmara with the title. Dr. Cemal Saydam, each with different characteristics from each other, underlining that Turkey was hosting the sea to the coast. Saydam said, “Passing from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean means passing the world's most opposite sea conditions. If you understand these two seas then you can fully understand Marmara. Marmara, which was formed in the last 3500 years, is so sensitive that it cannot survive if it is approached.
Saydam, who compared the Deniz asthmatic child için to the Marmara Sea, continued his speech as follows:
“When you open a second tap on the Black Sea, its water will flow faster to the Marmara Sea. The abundant nutrient topsheet will pressure the substrate and therefore the oxygen will rapidly decrease. When the oxygen's out, there's no going back. You know the estuary smells in the past. This time, not only the Golden Horn or the Bosphorus but the entire Marmara will die. This death will bring hydrogen sulfide. One does not have superior sensitivity to all odors. But we can all smell this substance, even at a millionth. ”
NOT A HUMAN
Researcher Cihan Uzunçarşılı Baysal gave the last speech at the Channel Istanbul session. Baysal, Kanal Istanbul's cost, economy, ecosystem, maritime and international agreements are discussed in terms of many different topics; but he said that people were ignored:
Iz We need to talk about how local people feel about the Northern Forests region, which is declared a Mega Projects area. The people mentioned in the EIA report but stated only as figures do not know what their fate will be. We have no idea what happened to the people living on the new airport grounds. The same fate awaits people here. People living here for centuries, agriculture and animal husbandry will no longer live on ancestral land. Their land is now in the hands of big companies. These companies turned villages into land exchanges. We talked with the headmen of these villages. Almost all of them do not want this project. ”
ISTANBUL MARINE CULTURE
Moderated by journalist, television programmer and economist Cem Seymen, the city's marine culture was discussed in the last session. In commemoration of the centenary of the movement of the Bandirma Ferry, Seymen used the following words:
“The British try to find a gun by calling the Bandirma Ferry. They think that Atatürk secretly carried weapons to Anatolia. Atatürk expresses these wonderful words about it: 'They would never find what they were looking for. Because; they could never see the love of the homeland within us. ' This is a magnificent outlet. Whenever I pass in front of the Maiden's Tower, I think of stopping Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's ferry and asking for a visa. We're far from these today. We are a country that crowned its freedom with the Republic. ”
Poster session at Sea Culture Sunay Akin, a hundred years ago changed the fate of the nation, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk moving from the city and began his speech by offering respect to the Banda Vapuru about our maritime history, he said:
“We are talking about Kanal Istanbul, an important culture that educates Barbaros Hayreddin, Turgut Reis, Salih Reis and Piri Reis, which has nothing to do with the sea today. This project has nothing to do with maritime. ”
WE WILL SHARE THE RESULTS
Deputy Secretary General for Transportation İbrahim Orhan Demir made a closing speech at the end of the workshop. Demir started his speech by thanking the speakers and participants and said, “Important issues were touched. All project and solution proposals developed will be reported by IMM and shared with relevant stakeholders and the public. ”