Kılıçdaroğlu Visited the Historical Suleymaniye District and the Basilica Cistern

Kilicdaroglu Visited Historical Suleymaniye District and Basilica Cistern
Kılıçdaroğlu Visited the Historical Suleymaniye District and the Basilica Cistern

CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu continued to examine the projects of IMM that will add value to the city, on the second day in Istanbul. Kılıçdaroğlu examined the IMM projects in the Historic Peninsula and the historical Suleymaniye district, which is a "World Heritage Site". Kılıçdaroğlu, who was informed about the works by İmamoğlu and İBB bureaucrats, also visited the historical Basilica Cistern, which came to the fore when the Talat Paşa Mansion, which is on it, was seized by the General Directorate of Foundations without a court decision.

CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, CHP Istanbul Provincial President Canan Kaftancıoğlu and Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu He continued his tour of Istanbul under his guidance.

Kılıçdaroğlu was accompanied by CHP Deputy Chairman Engin Altay and CHP deputies Sezgin Tanrıkulu, Ali Şeker, Gökhan Zeybek, Yüksel Mansur Kılınç and Zeynel Emre. The first stop of Kılıçdaroğlu and the accompanying delegation was the construction site on the Unkapanı Bridge, where the manufacturing processes of the section of the Alibeyköy-Eminönü Tramway between Cibali and Eminönü continue. Kılıçdaroğlu was informed about the projects in the Historic Peninsula by İmamoğlu and İBB bureaucrats at the construction site. İBB Deputy Secretary Generals Gürkan Alpay and Pelin Alpkökin, Head of Science Affairs Department Recep Korkut, Head of Park Garden and Green Areas Department Çağatay Seçkin and İSKİ General Manager Raif Mermutlu shared detailed information about the works to Kılıçdaroğlu.


Kılıçdaroğlu and İmamoğlu moved on to the historical Süleymaniye district, a "World Heritage Site", after Unkapanı, which was in ruins due to years of indifference. Kılıçdaroğlu and his delegation, who walked step by step the streets of Vefa, Küçükpazar School, Abacı Fountain, Katip Şemsettin, Hoca Gıyasettin, Ayrancı and Namahrem in Süleymaniye, shared the details of the project prepared with the historical site from Mahir Polat, the Deputy Secretary General of the IMM, and Oktay Özel, the Head of the Cultural Heritage Department. took. The meeting with the delegation of a group participating in the Suleymaniye tour from Çatalca and Büyükçeşmede caused colorful moments to be experienced. Group; Kılıçdaroğlu took photos with İmamoğlu and Kaftancıoğlu.


The last address of the delegation's second day tour was the historical Basilica Cistern. Kılıçdaroğlu, İmamoğlu and their delegation, who were informed about the ongoing restoration works by İBB Deputy Secretary General Polat, posed for a photo in front of the inverted “Medusa” heads, a Roman artifact located in the northwest corner of the Sarnic. Kılıçdaroğlu and İmamoğlu did not refuse the requests of the citizens gathered in front of the Basilica Cistern to take photos. The Basilica Cistern entrance structure and Talat Pasha Mansion were seized by the General Directorate of Foundations in the past few days, despite the absence of any court decision.

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