Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu stated that they protected a valuable land against the threat of rent thanks to İnciraltı City Forest, which they established by planting 30 thousand trees, “Those trees are not just trees. They are the guardian and gendarme of İnciraltı. ” Mayor Kocaoğlu explained that during the EXPO candidacy of the city, he suggested that the construction proposals in İnciraltı lagoon were brought to the agenda with the words: "Nobody can cut a tree, pour a cubic meter of concrete without killing me."
Speaking at the special session of the “Izmir Model” of the international symposium on “Sustainable Life in the Coastal Cities of the Mediterranean”, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said that the Gulf is the reason for the existence of İzmir and the city's most important factor for its survival for thousands of years. Professor of Dokuz Eylul University Institute of Marine Sciences and Technology. Dr. In the session Adnan Akyarlı made, Turkey for the first time by understanding the difference they bring to the municipal local government's 'urban How do I reconstruct' President Aziz Kocaoglu voicing answer the question, the implementation of the project jointly developed by TCDD will accelerate cleanse the result of increased circulation in both the Gulf, as well as announced that large-tonnage ships will enter the port. Expressing that this environmental investment, which is of great importance for İzmir, takes a very long time in the EIA report process, Mayor Kocaoğlu said, “The project tender and the EIA report of the tube gateway to be made by the government in the Gulf came out in 8 months. It took 6 years to approve the project we will do ”.
The Izmir Sea Project and the 40 km long coastline to meet the citizens of the sea stating that they are aiming to meet the Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, 750 million to invest in sea transportation said they had made.
When we did, they laid hands
Mr. Kocaoğlu, who gave examples of the struggles of the city for the protection of their values, continued his words as follows:
“We made a lot of effort to protect the Bird Sanctuary and not open for reconstruction. We made the road with natural material of 22 km length. We worked with our teams in Homa Dalyan for two years and made it possible to produce fish again. In the end, when all the work was done and the work was done, the Ministry came and confiscated it. Now, by counting the things we do, they say something we did, we did. It is very important to have such a bird paradise in the Aegean Region, where 15 million people live. We have established in this region, Turkey's most advanced natural life of 1 million people visit the park annually. This is a huge, worldwide scale. ”
You can't stop without killing me
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoglu, 30 thousand tree debris dump site in İnciraltı stitching recalling that they established the largest urban forest created by man in Turkey, "İnciraltı reforestation we did the Urban Forest, a project to safeguard the crucial rant center. Therefore, those trees are not just trees. The guardian of that region is the gendarmerie. ”
Reminding that a number of constructions were brought to the agenda in İnciraltı during the EXPO candidacy period of İzmir and the building project, some of which was on the land, some of which was on the sea, was presented to him in the middle of the lagoon in the region. Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said that he said, "Nobody can cut a tree or pour a cubic meter of concrete without killing me," he said, without hesitation.
Professor Dr. Adnan Akyarlı said, “The Izmir Model, defined in many ways, is a success story of an exemplary local government veteran with its principles and values.