During the visit of President Ekrem İmamoğlu on 12 October 2019, İBB Park, Garden and Green Areas Department made the Atatürk City Forest in Hacıosman ready for use on time. Speaking at the opening held with partial participation due to the pandemic process and curfew, İmamoğlu said, “We worked with limitations, but we got to a very good point. Ataturk City Forest, this natural wonder place in Haciosman, has become a place where our citizens can come and enjoy their daily sports very easily. ”
Ekrem İmamoğlu, the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), made an investigation in the Hacıosman Grove in Sarıyer on October 12, 2019 and said, “We aim to open this beautiful treasure to the people of Istanbul and create opportunities for children to play sports, especially walking and jogging. preserving it completely. There is no better project than this. The most beautiful project; nature ”. Imamoglu gave the good news that the area, whose name was changed as “Atatürk City Forest”, will open on 19 May. The works carried out by İBB Park, Garden and Green Areas Department have been completed and the “Atatürk City Forest” has been opened to the service of Istanbul residents.
SPORTSMEN: “A VERY BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY GIFT”
The opening events, held with partial participation due to the pandemic process and the curfew, started with the live broadcast of Spor Istanbul on Instagram. Approximately 20 athletes in the field performed symbolic runs in 30 groups with 10 seconds intervals. Following the end of the race, IMM Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu was accompanied by Sarıyer Mayor Şükrü Genç and IMM senior management. İmamoğlu, who received information from Çağatay Seçkin, Head of the Park Garden and Green Area Department, about the work that has finished and continues, sohbet did. The athletes expressed their gratitude to İmamoğlu, saying, “It was a very nice holiday gift for us”. The table tennis match of İmamoğlu and Genç resulted in colorful moments. İmamoğlu replied "I did not feel a guest" to Genç's joke, "I do not listen to guests or anything." İmamoğlu and the accompanying delegation walked in the area that was opened to service and watched the view from the observation deck.
İMAMOĞLU: “A VERY ENJOYABLE AREA”
İmamoğlu, who made the opening speech while walking, said: “We were preparing for an event completely; but this process affects everything. We worked with limitations, but we came to a pretty good point. Ataturk City Forest, this natural wonder place in Hacıosman, has now become a place where our citizens can come and do their daily sports very easily. Our friends made their preparations as you see them, purely for sports purposes, for walking purposes, without damaging the natural state. This is our floor preferences. It is a very enjoyable area. It has 3 ponds. The difference will be their routes. We are talking about a 12-kilometer hiking trail. An area of more than 1000 acres is in the heart of the city. Our citizen will say this; 'Why have we been deprived of such a place?' From now on, it belongs to our citizens. It is a very pleasant spot in the heart of the city, where there is a metro stop at both points in the north and south of the city, where Atam's name will preserve both on May 19, Youth and Sports Day. Today, we are honored to serve this place to Istanbulites. It is a very beautiful green area belonging to the people of Istanbul. Best wishes. Hopefully, on the days we are together, we are getting through these days, very nice activities, sports, walking moments with our fellow citizens, sohbetI dream that we will have s. Let's say there is less. Happy holidays. "