Publishing an article about Kanal Istanbul, National Geographic shared the environmental damage that the project will create and its impact on the future of Istanbul.
National Geographic, “Will Istanbul's New Channel Become an Environmental Disaster?” has published an article titled. In the article, the problems that will be experienced with Kanal Istanbul and new airport projects are discussed.
The assessment emphasized that with the construction of the canal, a large number of people would be displaced, the water resources of the city would be affected, the marine life would be damaged, and the plan was incompatible with the decisions taken for sustainable life in Istanbul.
'WATER RESOURCES WILL BE EXTREMELY DAMAGED'
In the article quoted by the Left News Portal, the water problem that Istanbul experienced historically was also mentioned, and it was said that the north of the city was of great importance for the water resources, and the new airport and the channel would adversely affect these resources.
Noting that 40 percent of Istanbul's water comes from the European side, National Geographic stated that even in the government's own evaluations, resources in Europe will have serious effects.
It was also noted that in 2008 and 2014, water resources dropped to 25 percent and 29 percent, and water shortages could occur even in the rainy years.
'THE GOVERNMENT MUST DO MORE RESEARCH'
Cemal Saydam, a professor of environmental engineering from Hacettepe University, said in a statement to National Geographic that more research should be done for the channel, noting the difference between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea.
Stating that there are two currents in the Bosphorus, Saydam stated that the treated waters poured to the point where the two seas meet in the Bosphorus and this balance should not be disturbed.
Transparency, "Two If you combine sea only in the next five or ten years, you can not think the next election or the Republic of Turkey anniversary, it is necessary to consider the geological time periods, because there is no turning back when you do," he said.