During the reign of İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, dozens of trees were cut down between the Hürriyet and Railway streets for the tram project in the central bank of İzmit. Trees with a little shadow on the concrete of the Central Bank were not re-planted in the region after the completion of the project
Kocaeli Barış NewspaperAccording to the news of Uğur Enç; “İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, former head of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality's AKP, was always proud of his sensitivity to green and tree. Sekapark was the only environmental activity of the municipality that affected the citizen directly. In Sekapark, it is not a shady promenade area with trees or the gras of this city, only meadow grass. There is no wooded, forested land in the city center. When they said there was an arsenal, a city hospital, a sports complex, they turned it into a bird ... They did not set up a route for the 'Tram', they drew a project, and they saw the 2-3 trees on the right in the city center on the left. The authorities, who were afraid of their past and even some of them did not like their past, did not learn from Ataturk. Ignoring Ataturk, who shifted a huge mansion 5 meters east for a single tree, officials chopped tens of trees for the tram project.
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For the tram project, dozens of trees between Hurriyet and Railway streets were cut down in the middle of the night so that the citizen could not react. 2 years ago the trees were chopped, the tram project was completed. However, the municipality did nothing to remedy the destruction of the tree in the region. The density of the concrete of the Central Bank and the absence of a single tree around it make the region unbearable on hot summer days. The new administration under the chairmanship of Tahir Büyükakın is going to make a greening work in the region.