Saadet Party Konya Deputy Abdulkadir Karaduman asked the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Mr. Adil Karaismailoğlu, about the project that will divide Diyarbakır into two by a 2-meter-high 12-kilometer wall.
The 5th Regional Directorate of State Railways started the construction of a 2-meter-high 12-kilometer-long concrete wall along the train tracks in Diyarbakır, which caused reactions in the city. NGOs reacting to the wall construction in Diyarbakır stated that the wall divided the city into two. Saadet Party Konya Deputy Abdulkadir Karaduman carried the 12-kilometer wall project to the Turkish Grand National Assembly.
Felicity Party Konya Deputy Karaduman asked Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Mr. Adil Karaismailoğlu, to answer his questions in accordance with Articles 98 of the Constitution and Articles 96 and 99 of the Rules of Procedure. In his motion, Karaduman said, “What will be the anticipated benefits of this project to the city of Diyarbakır, especially the districts where the wall will be built? What public benefit is it done? " used the expressions.
Karaduman's parliamentary question is as follows: “The State Railways started the construction of a 2-meter-high 12-kilometer-long concrete wall along the train tracks in Diyarbakır. This wall divides the city into two. The wall blocks pedestrian crossing points, restricts vehicle entrances, and separates people and shopkeepers on one side of the road with those standing on the other. It is known that the existing railway was built in the early period of the republic and it is claimed that it has not been changed since that period and caused noise. With the construction of the wall, it is obvious that a new one will be added to the ongoing problems related to the rail system. This wall that started to be built in the city reminds of the walls like Berlin and Mexico. I think it would be more appropriate to change the route of the existing railroad or to take it underground or to enclose it with a panel fence instead of building walls. "
In this context;
- Is this project within the knowledge of your Ministry? Will your ministry make a statement about this project?
- Has a consultation been made with citizens and NGOs in Diyarbakır? Has the consent of the citizens been obtained in this project?
- Has an Environmental Impact Regulation (EIA) Report been prepared for the project?
- Have city planners, architects and relevant engineers been involved in this project? If so, who gave what kind of report?
- Do you think of an alternative study such as changing the route of the existing railway, taking it underground or fencing it?
- What will be the predicted benefits of this project for the city of Diyarbakır, especially in the districts where the wall will be built? What public benefit is it done?
- How much does the project cost?
Source: National Newspaper