Artıbir Research Company surveyed about Kanal Istanbul, 72.4 percent of the respondents opposed the construction of Kanal Istanbul.
Artıbir Research Company has announced the results of its research on Kanal Istanbul. According to this, 72.4 percent of the respondents opposed the construction of Kanal Istanbul. Commenting on the results of the research, Hüseyin Çalışkaner, the General Director of Research, argued that if a referendum was held for Kanal Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu would win with a great difference.
Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, said that a referendum could be made for Kanal Istanbul if necessary. Making a statement on the subject, AKP Group Deputy Chairman Naci Bostancı said that the referendum was not on the agenda. In the research carried out in Istanbul between 26-27 December, 500 people, in phone calls, "Do you think the Canal Istanbul project should be done?" was asked.
While 72.4 percent of the respondents objected to the construction of Kanal Istanbul, 21.2 percent answered yes. 6.4 percent of the respondents said "I have no idea". Commenting on the results of the research, Artıbir Research General Manager Hüseyin Çalışkaner stated that the people of Istanbul are against Kanal Istanbul and said, “It seems very difficult for Ak Party to convince the public about Kanal Istanbul.” Çalışkaner argued that if the referendum for Kanal Istanbul is held in Istanbul, Ekrem Imamoglu will win by a big margin.