Imamoglu, 'Channel Istanbul is the Second Threat After the Earthquake'

imamoglu channel is the second threat after istanbul earthquake
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IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluDrawing attention to the damage that Kanal Istanbul will cause to the city in every area, he said, “After the earthquake, the issue of Kanal Istanbul is the second biggest threat to Istanbul for me. It is a threat in every way. It is a threat to economic extravagance. It is a threat in the name of nature, in the name of life, in the name of security, in the name of national security," he said.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu, attended the meeting held to give information about the works carried out by the Istanbul Earthquake Council. The scientists who make up the Istanbul Earthquake Council and IMM bureaucrats attended the meeting held in the Florya campus of the Istanbul Planning Agency (IPA).

speaking here Ekrem İmamoğluHe said that the large land, which was used as a presidential residence in the past, will now host scientific and technical studies and bring together different segments of the society.


Emphasizing that the second biggest threat after the earthquake in Istanbul is Kanal Istanbul, İmamoğlu said, “The issue of Kanal Istanbul after the earthquake is the second biggest threat for me, on behalf of Istanbul. It is a threat in every aspect. It is a threat to economic extravagance; "It is a threat to nature, life, security and national security."

Saying, "This work, which is a threat in many ways, is also important in that it is an element that increases the severity and impact of the earthquake, and the negative impact of the earthquake on people," said İmamoğlu, "In this sense, we will fight our legal and conscientious struggle against the channel to the end and we are determined to this issue let me express I have listened to the cries and reproaches of the people whose villages have disappeared for centuries. In this sense, all of Istanbul and all Turkey also made on behalf of everyone in their field of this evil, I invite you to work in its area of ​​responsibility, "he said.


“The first and most important threat of Istanbul is earthquake” İmamoğlu said the head of the line from the speech: "This issue çözmedik, this problem is not only attack risk by indirmedik down in Istanbul is under a major threat in Turkey. This, unfortunately, is violent to a level that threatens even our economic independence, especially the threat of life safety. I believe that the language of the earthquake should be above political and its mobilization should be carried out as a national mobilization. Therefore, this subject must have an absolute but absolute independent language. So, somehow, positions can be formed that bind a mayor or that could distract a mayor's language from reality. They may have disabling factors. Or by one segment of society, whatever he says, another can agree. Or the same is true for the minister of this country or persons in other positions. Because Turkey is a highly politicized normal upward, even polarized, and even hurled into a pole with the social structure. Whatever you say in such structures, there is an audience that will not or will not understand you and will stay away from you. In this respect, the council is on the municipality of the strategy we call, or - I believe that this should be expanded with different concepts in Istanbul - apart from this council formed by the Scientific Committee, which can come together with all its components and all actors and even If there is a word, the representative of the board there, sözcüI imagine it to be managed in a way that has been expressed.

Mr Sayin told the Minister that the earthquake was above the top

“In my last speech with the Minister of Urbanism, I mentioned the need to coordinate and supervise the earthquake in such an independent environment. In other words, if the science and the mind decide, if we bring it to the IMM Assembly, the CHP group brought it, if we do not want it to be passed, we should consider this work above politics. The Republican People's Party Group brought this, let's not pass this, if we do not want it to be tried, this should be managed over the politics. Or if the AK Party Group is trying to get something out of parliament and opposing it, this should not happen. I really believe that this should be managed with national concepts. In this sense, we made our proposal to the Minister, completely over this principle. In this sense, we are preparing a suggestion strategy. We want to make a mechanism that everyone is involved in, and when it says something about the earthquake in Istanbul, we want to turn it into a unit where everyone's ears are cut. ”


“I strongly oppose the earthquake to materialize on political issues. So we have to achieve this. Of course, we are trying to do great things. I am not going to explain the bad building stock in Istanbul to the participants here. We have scientists who spent their years on this work, here and our teachers who we always expect their support. Therefore, in a place where tens of thousands of buildings will be damaged, the number of casualties prepared and presented to me by Metropolitan Municipality and different institutions is not convincing to me, on behalf of Istanbul. Sometimes, I cannot say tens of thousands, nor can I express the pronunciation forms on it. Unfortunately, I'm afraid for our Istanbul. We set off with an exemplary study on the rapid identification of Istanbul's building stock and confronting it with the society. Of course, we want to manage this holistic action by sharing it with our district municipalities, our muhtars, and our different institutions and organizations, and to conduct their control in the most effective way. We want Istanbul to continue its life, being aware of the earthquake reality every day. ”


“Urban transformation or urban renewal, whatever you call it, unfortunately, the reputation of these concepts is very low in society. So here is something wrong. So we go to a neighborhood; Let's say we're going to bring urban transformation here. Because somewhere it's wrong. There are hundreds of thousands of families and people in Istanbul where there is an earthquake and it is thought that it will be remedied. Because bad examples were kept alive. ”


Speaking before Imamoglu, Tayfun Kahraman, Head of the Department of Earthquake Risk Management and Urban Improvement, continued his speech by saying that the earthquake was one of the first agenda of IMM:
"We have to talk about this agenda, especially in Istanbul, in Turkey, the knowledge generated by our universities, our own work, we want to cooperate with you on how to transfer our laboratory. In this sense, our Scientific Committee has made very valuable contributions to us. You have given us incredible support in all the work we have done so far. You have supported both in the realization of the Earthquake Workshop and afterwards, especially in our ground studies, seismology, micro-zoning studies that we started today. Our structure determination studies were like this. You know, we did a job that has never been done before, in Istanbul. Again, with the Boğaziçi University Kandilli Observatory; As a result of a study in 2018, you have given us incredible support on our way to identify risk-bearing structures. From now on, we expect your support and guidance both in our groundwork and in transforming the structures, both spatially and pointwise, which we will carry out from now on. This support is very important to us. From now on, we want to achieve more with your contributions. "

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