IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluHe visited Taksim Square and Gezi Park. Emphasizing that squares have a meaning with people, İmamoğlu stated that the evaluation of the last 20 works in the competition they organized for Taksim continues. İmamoğlu said, “I hope we will share very good results with you as soon as possible, with an understanding that aesthetically protects and preserves the historical fiction of Istanbul and all the sensitivities of Taksim. We will present the first 3 projects to the game of the society anyway. We expect a beautiful Taksim Square project that keeps participation at the highest level.”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğluHe visited Taksim Square and Gezi Park. Imamoglu, who received information about the region from Mahir Polat, Head of the Department of Cultural Heritage of IMM, met with intense interest from the citizens. İmamoğlu, who took photos with the citizens, wandered the square and the park from one end to the other. İmamoğlu also expressed his support to the citizens who are members of the CHP Istanbul Provincial Presidency, who set up a booth at the entrance of the Taksim Metro within the scope of the "Istanbul Contract Keeps Alive" campaign.
"WE ARE EXPECTING A BEAUTIFUL TAKSIM SQUARE PROJECT, KEEPING PARTICIPATION AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL"
İmamoğlu answered the questions of the press members at the Gezi Park exit. When asked "When will the design contest in Taksim end? When will the face of Taksim change?", Imamoglu said, “The negotiations of the last 20 in the contest continue. Of course, we are not explaining the result here today. Sometimes it stretches because the comments. Around 150 projects were currently involved; almost half are international. Now the last 20 projects are being analyzed. It removes the concrete-dominated image that serves the whole of Taksim, absorbs and warms people… Squares already have a meaning with people. In this way, it is not possible for them to mature with a tree shape in pots. He has a life. Especially if you put a forest-type tree in pots, it will not have a lifetime. We will share with you the very good results, in which all these are interpreted, with an understanding that aesthetically protects and protects the historical fiction of Istanbul and all the sensitivities of Taksim. We will present the first 3 projects to the game as well. We are waiting for a nice Taksim square project that keeps participation at the highest level ”.
"WE LOOK AT THE OCCASIONS BEFORE THE CHURCH"
İmamoğlu said, “There is a church opposite the mosque whose construction is about to be completed. There are some structures in between. Is it possible to remove those structures? ”The question,“ We will question all of them. A serious cleaning change is needed here. There are many contradictory structures. I mean, the mosque built here is very tidy and tidy. There is a cistern, which is also under our ownership, and we foresee some artistic activities in that area, in line with its historical texture. The church opposite is now almost invisible. We're looking at the occupations there. Because there are both suitable constructions and improper ones. When you look at it, we want it to turn into a process that has been cleansed and is just as befitting to Istanbul, in which intimacy, relationship, and a relationship in line with all universal values are felt. That is also in our field of interest. Hopefully, we will touch on such points right after the competition here ”.
"I WISH THE YOUTH WE LOSE IN THE TRAVEL"
Imamoglu "In 2013, one of Turkey's most massive social action took place on the trip. Being here today, you feel personally what "the answer to the question, raised in the struggle Travel, Turkey is one of history's most important battles. You have to understand this. We are walking around here at the moment, sharing it with the public in Taksim or other squares, preserving the green and saying 'Let's produce people-oriented squares', perhaps we are carrying out the shape of that spirit that is intended to be put forward there. In this respect, it is necessary to make the young people feel that spirit and keep them alive. I want him to achieve his goal as follows: Because what was in that spirit that was laid out in the beginning? Protection of the city, justice of the city, protecting the right of people living in the city, respecting them; The competition we are holding right now, on behalf of those young people or the people who struggle here, perhaps that feeling has succeeded… Finally, let me say this: We are sorry for our lost youth. I wish mercy to all of them ”.