İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu visited the Karaburun beach in Arnavutköy, where the excavation of the Concrete Channel is planned to be poured. İmamoğlu, who examined the coastal arrangement works of İBB between Karaburun and Yeniköy on site, gave the good news that they will make the region a lively area.
In his evaluation speech on the sands, İmamoğlu said, “May Allah protect this city from the minds of the people who defended this Concrete Canal, with made-up words, with fabricated justifications, -hundreds of pages- for which I did not receive a single page of scientific explanation. May Allah grant us the grace to leave this beauty to the next generation for centuries. Of course, we are not satisfied with just prayer. In the name of preserving this beauty, in order to make people love these places, in order to announce to the Deaf Sultan that these places belong to our citizens, we will give our endless struggle to let everyone know. By increasing these services, we will show everyone that this city belongs to the people of Istanbul.”
Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM), went to Arnavutköy district after his examinations in Çatalca. İmamoğlu first visited the "Durusu Terkos Water Museum" in the Terkos District, the construction work of which has come to an end. İmamoğlu also visited İSKİ Social Facilities, cafeteria and lodgings during the event he held under the rain from time to time. After Terkos, İmamoğlu turned his route to Karaburun District.
FROM MAHTARS TO İMAMOĞLU: “THE FIRST TIME SERVICES ARE GIVEN ON THIS BEACH”
Examining the coastal and beach arrangement works between Yeniköy and Karaburun on site, İmamoğlu was informed by İBB Deputy Secretary General Murat Yazıcı and Head of Support Services Department Mansur Güneş. Güneş told İmamoğlu, “There are 84 public beaches in Istanbul. Among them, as IMM, we were providing services at only 3 points in 5 districts. This year, we are increasing this to 10 plus points in Şile, Arnavutköy, Çatalca and Sarıyer”. Yeniköy Neighborhood Headman Timur Çevik and Karaburun Neighborhood Headman Mustafa Karaali conveyed their satisfaction with the work done, their problems and demands to İmamoğlu. İmamoğlu addressed the headmen who said, "This is the first time such services are being held on this beach," and "Blessed be God, please protect this beauty."
“EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD, SUCH A BEACH IS LOOKED LIKE A BEAUTIFUL”
İmamoğlu also made his evaluations about the study tour on the sands on the beach, where the arrangements are still in progress. Saying, “We are on a magnificent beach of Istanbul on the first day of a beautiful June,” İmamoğlu said:
“You see the color of the sand. Gold yellow. Spectacular. And of course, the beauty of the sand is a non-earthing, sparkling, crystallized sand. If there were such a beach somewhere in the world, a beach that is 4 kilometers long and almost 100-150 meters wide, it would look like the apple of his eye. A great place. Last year, we talked with my friends, to bring an extraordinary order here. Now we get its results; from cleaning to scanning. We take measures to ensure that the sand rises to the surface in a healthy way. We are waiting for all of Istanbul to one of the most beautiful beaches of Istanbul, from the end of this 4 kilometers to Karaburun. What did my friends do here? Very nice shower cabins, changing cabins, toilet needs; Beltur's food and beverage kiosks where some instant needs will be met and of course lifeguard service… Let me tell you this; On a summer day, more than 100 of our employees will serve this beautiful and distinguished beach.”
“WE WILL MAKE KARABURUN COAST A LIVE AREA”
Giving the good news that they will make the Karaburun beach a lively area, İmamoğlu said, “We will have competitions, we will have meetings, we will have entertainment. So we will not leave our people alone here. I will come too. So where is this place? Here; Between Yeniköy and Karaburun. Where is here? In other words, the area where the land and wastes coming out of the Channel will be filled with heaps, by filling up 2 kilometers of soil in front of this beautiful sea, that enormous sea that you see, that huge sea that you see, taking away the horizon you see in 35 kilometers, destroying all this naturalness, this whole ecosystem, designed as. This is that 4 kilometer beach. We are on the Black Sea coast right in front of the new Istanbul Airport right now. We are between Karaburun and Yeniköy. Do you know that even this reason is enough for this not to be done?
“MAY GOD PROTECT THIS CITY FROM PEOPLE DEFENDING THE CHANNEL WITH FAKE WORDS”
Saying, “We are talking about Marmara, we are talking about the Black Sea, we are talking about protecting nature”, İmamoğlu concluded his words as follows:
“May Allah protect this city from the minds of the people who defended this Concrete Canal with made-up words, fabricated reasons, -hundreds of pages- for which I did not receive a single page of scientific explanation. May Allah grant us the grace to leave this beauty to the next generation for centuries. Of course, we are not satisfied with just prayer. In the name of preserving this beauty, in order to make people love these places, in order to announce to the Deaf Sultan that these places belong to our citizens, we will give our endless struggle to let everyone know. A beautiful summer awaits here. We are waiting for you all. I will come too. If you look, we will go to the sea together. As a Black Sea child, my love for the water of the Black Sea is something else. It is less salty than the Mediterranean, compared to the Aegean. Those who haven't tried, give it a try. Our lifeguards are also at their service here. By the way; this year we give special importance to beaches, from Kısırkaya to Silivri… My friends added 10 more beaches. Our great initiatives will continue for Istanbul to reconcile with the sea. By increasing these services, we will show everyone that this city belongs to Istanbulites. God bless this beauty; We will protect it together.”
İmamoğlu then went to the area where the fishermen's shelters are, and met with the fishermen. İmamoğlu, who took a breather here drinking tea sohbet He.