Tender preparations for Kanal Istanbul started

Tender preparations for Kanal Istanbul began: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that preparations for tenders for 'Kanal Istanbul' have started.

The Kanal Istanbul project, announced in 2011 and causing controversy to date, has been accelerated. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently announced that the tender process for the project will begin soon. The international legal dimension of the Kanal Istanbul project, which will connect the Black Sea and Marmara with an artificial throat, has come to the agenda again. So, are international agreements preventing Kanal Istanbul? What will be the effect of Kanal Istanbul on the Montreux Convention? Who determines the rules and how? According to the report of Gülistan Alagöz from Hürriyet, Istanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law International Law Department Member and Marine Law Research Center Manager Asst. Assoc. Dr. Dolunay Özbek said that there is no provision that prohibits the construction of Kanal Istanbul in terms of international law. Stating that the Montreux Convention, which was signed in 1936 and regulates the passage through the Bosphorus, is not an obstacle to the Canal project, Özbek pointed out that there may be problems in the contract after the construction of the channel. Stating that the application area of ​​the Montreux Convention is not only the Bosphorus but the area between the Black Sea and the Aegean Sea, Özbek said, “The channel project covers only part of this route. It leaves the commercial ships in the middle of the area where Montreux will be applied. The applicability of Montreux to the external part of the passage may create problems in general, and a concrete example can be given about the fees to be taken. Turkey is the last ship of Montreux taxes and fees. These are applied to a round trip from the Straits. Will the fees for ships using Kanal Istanbul be determined as both the Canal fee and the Montreux fee? Or will some sort of “half-fee” be taken from the procedure explicitly stated by the Montreux Convention in Annex I? All these have to be determined by Turkey. This will lead to a multilateral contractual arrangements to stay in an area that does not interfere with the introduction of Turkey's unilateral again face to face with the accusation that it is unlawful. They can also lead to questioning the rights gained in Turkey in 1936, "he said.

Even if the channel constructed in Istanbul, Istanbul Uzbek emphasis can not legally ban the passage of the Strait, "termination of the Montreux Convention also does not have the power to ban commercial ships crossing the Turkey. On the other hand, in order to reduce the risk and traffic in the Bosphorus, the companies that want to give the channel fee and who are actually at risk will choose the Bosphorus again. Then the risk will not decrease. How to finance this project will be provided even if there is no fee. Ücret

Are warships through the channel
Information from the University Nilüfer Oral said, tr With the Montreux agreement signed at 1936, the border came from the Bosphorus. So what will happen in Kanal Istanbul? Mı We need to work to answer questions like whether warships will switch. Savaş Stating that the ships and tankers will not be obliged to use Kanal Istanbul, Oral said the use of the channel would be encouraged. indicating that the right to determine the details of the channel in Turkey oral, "Crossing boundaries and fee determination powers in Turkey. A good legal infrastructure is essential. The Montreux Convention should be protected. Mon

Kanal Istanbul properties
No alternative between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean The artificial waterway between the Black Sea and the Marmara will be opened in order to relieve the ship traffic in the Bosphorus. The length of the channel 40-45 mileage; The width will be 145-150 meter on the surface, and 125 meter on the base. It is stated that the excavation will be used for filling quarries and closed mines in airport and port construction.

Montreux Convention
The legal infrastructure of the Turkish Straits was determined by the 1936 Montreux Convention. Commercial and contract regulates the passage of military ships through the Straits, including Turkey, it is applied to countries not party as important for all parties. In the 1936 from the Bosphorus, an average of 4 thousand 700 ships were passing annually. Today 50 has exceeded one thousand. Oil transportation also increased to 150 million tons.

Günceleme: 30/11/2018 18:16

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