Kanal Istanbul and TANAP project scared the world

Channel Istanbul and TANAP project frightened the world: Channel Istanbul and TANAP project frightened the world. Russia is trying to reach the Mediterranean through Iran and China through a channel to be opened in Israel.

Channel Istanbul Turkey in recent years, new Qatar-Ceyhan and Iraq-Ceyhan oil and gas pipelines, its strategic position as the new energy and trade routes from the Caspian TANAP line further strengthened. However, counter-moves came from Russia, China, Iran, Israel and Egypt.

While 80 percent of world trade is done by sea, the Suez Canal in Egypt, which connects the Indian Ocean via the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, is also the passageway for 10 percent of this trade alone. With the second Suez Canal move, Egypt aims to increase its annual revenue from merchant ships to $ 13 billion.


Finding large natural gas reserves in the Mediterranean, Israel is opening a 'trade corridor' between Ashdod in the Mediterranean and Eliat port in the Red Sea to create a new canal that excludes Egypt. The 163-kilometer-long water canal, an alternative to Suez, will create a new trade route between the Mediterranean-Red Sea-Indian Ocean, and the 350-kilometer-long corridor with freight train and motorway. This project is of vital importance for Israel, which cannot forget Egypt's closure of Suez to itself between 1967-1975.


The project, which is planned to cost 20 billion dollars, will be financed by the Chinese Development Bank and Chinese companies will undertake the construction. This is because a trade route connection will be established between the ports of China and the ports of Eliat in the Red Sea, the heart of the world's energy routes, and Ashdod in the Mediterranean.


Jet responded to Israel's project to deactivate Suez. Tirana and Sanafir, the two islands where this corridor opens to the Red Sea, were transferred to Saudi Arabia, which also led the Islamic Army. Saudi Arabia holds both the oil embargo and the closing cards for the exit of the Israel Corridor.


The project of connecting the Caspian Sea to the Persian Gulf, conceived by Russian engineers in the 1890s, will also fulfill Russia's dream of opening to the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean with its navy in the Caspian. It will also be a serious contender for the United States, which controls sea trade routes with the world's largest navy.


Yıldız Technical University Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Nurşin Ateşoğlu Güney said that due to the cost of the Caspian-Basra canal, it does not seem possible to be implemented at the moment. Sakarya University Faculty Member Prof. Dr. Stating that these projects can ease Turkish-Russian-Iranian relations, Ebubekir Sofuoğlu said: “Russia's opening to the Indian Ocean will undoubtedly create a great area for him, but this will not affect the importance of the Turkish straits. The world's number one trade route is the Mediterranean, and therefore 35 warships from countries with no coasts in the region. This project Russia's 'throat' insistence that Turkey can be reduced and can relax. However, Russia will have to constantly get along with Iran for this channel. The barrier to the Israeli corridor is the two Saudi Arabian islands. Things are no longer played out in the Middle East as before. "


The project to open the Caspian Sea to Basra creates a major energy corridor by transporting Iranian and Russian oil and natural gas to China and India. The project also aims to bring Russia to the warm seas and the Pacific Ocean for the first time to achieve great military superiority. The move on the Iran and Russia line is to complete the 1300-kilometer-long water canal between the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf for $ 7 billion by 2020. Thus, cargo transportation, which takes 40 days between Eastern Europe and Moscow, which is the heart of Indian trade, will be reduced to 14 days. This is Europe, Russia and Iran, and India, while new commercial alternative way for big importers such as China, Turkey and TANAP Istanbul Canal, Egypt's Suez and the Red Sea in Israel that can rival the corridor project.

Egypt is planning to increase its annual revenue from trading vessels to 13 billion dollars with the second Suez Canal project.

The canal between the Caspian and the Persian Gulf will also fulfill Russia's dream of landing in the warm seas.

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