Citizens protesting the approval of the project's EIA report came together in Sancaktepe. People who form a double-sided human chain at Sarıgazi Square said, "Either channel or Istanbul."
One dayAccording to the news in; “IYI Party organized a panel titled“ Kanal Istanbul Project and Facts Behind ”at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul. Iral Party Chairman Meral Akşener and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu attended the panel. Professor of Environmental Engineering at Hacettepe University. Dr. In the panel where Cemal Saydam made a speech, AKP was called and said “Give up this project”. Speaking at the panel, İmamoğlu said, "Let me tell you that we will not have this project."
With this money, 9 Marmaray are made
Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu pointed out that the AKP government has put Kanal Istanbul on the shelf after it announced in 2011 and brought it back to the agenda years later. In his speech, İmamoğlu also said, “The EIA report is suspended and we object. Objections are ignored and the report is approved. You don't have to convince me, just convince the world of science. We must use our legal rights to the fullest. We are destroying the geography that has existed for thousands of years, there is no turning back. ” İmamoğlu, who said that 9 Marmaray is made with the money to be spent on this project, continued his words saying, "We will not make this project, let me tell him."
I will use my right to sue
İmamoğlu said in his speech the previous day about the approval of the EIA report of the project, “In the EIA report, the society, individuals, IMM, other institutions, non-governmental organizations have the right to open a court within the framework of national law. I will personally exercise my right to open a court for this matter. I know that the society will use it at the highest level ”.
Speaking at the panel, Prof. Dr. Cemal Saydam, on the other hand, pointed out that the Marmara Sea will die if the project is carried out.