The residents of Baklalı Neighborhood, which is connected to Arnavutköy, which will be flooded in case of Canal Istanbul, are worried about the transportation of the cemetery. The majority of the people are uncomfortable that the cemetery in the project area of Kanal Istanbul will be moved.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu, on December 25 'Ya Kanal, Ya Istanbul' at a press conference with the slogan why the opposition against Istanbul in 15 items explained. The article titled'n Channel Istanbul Means, Destroying Spirituality ”, which is one of the objections of President İmamoğlu, conveyed that 11 cemeteries in Arnavutköy will be affected from the project. For the remaining Baklalı Cemetery in the project area, the people of the region are worried about the developments. Residents of Baklalı reported that they were not informed about Kanal Istanbul and that they had to settle for what they learned from the press and that they did not want their cemeteries to be moved.
K WHO WOULD LIKE TO COMFORTABLE ANcestors? ”
In accordance with the Metropolitan Law in 2014, Baklalı was given the status of a neighborhood. With this change, Baklalı Cemetery was connected to IMM Directorate of Cemeteries. The people of Baklalı, cemeteries want to protect this state, they say they are worried because of the Canal Istanbul. We don't want that to happen. We'il have lost our family elders. We will not be able to visit ”.
Beans, complain about not being informed about the project. Ömer Özkaya stated that they can get information from the press about the project that interests them and said, var There are many drawbacks. All of us are buried there. Istanbul and I do not think it will be good for us. I don't care about the cemetery. But I see the channel as a problem and I care. ”
The bean people do not want the process to be carried out outside of themselves. Ercüment Gülemek said that he could learn the developments from the press and said, “Nobody gives us information. We certainly don't want the cemetery moving. All our relatives are lying there side by side. No one asked us about the channel project. We have ancestral space. What about these? We want to be enlightened about this..
“BEANS WILL BE displaced KI
Erol Samastı, who shared the concern that the project would leave everyone homeless, said, yakın At the first meeting, it was said that nearly one million people would be affected. You will displace all of this. You will distribute people who have lived here for years. We came here from Trabzon. There will be a difference between the local people and the latter. You feel like a refugee. A million people will fall into this situation with the project ”.
Remzi Demirkol said that people should not be displaced from their homeland. We don't know what income or expense. I'm not a fan of the project ı.
Recalling that the villagers were not involved in the project and the concerns were ignored during the project phase of Istanbul Airport, Hasan Gungor said:
Uz We don't want the cemetery to be moved. Really like this channel needed? What benefits will it have? We don't know that. Nobody's giving us any information. We all have parents, grandparents sleeping there. How to move? We don't want that. EIA meeting of the new airport. Leave the local people, even the headmen did not attend these meetings. Airport employees filled the hall. Even the mukhtars could not enter. ”
“NO BENEFIT TO COUNTRY”
The people of the region think that the project cannot contribute to the country. Çak I am a civil engineer. I did a graduation project on the dam. Disrupts ecological balance, disrupts water basin, disrupts everything. A job that will never happen. Why are the graves of the people here moving? Moreover, we are economically difficult. And I don't believe it will. The channel will not be in my opinion, ”he said.
Hami İnan explained that Canal Istanbul cannot benefit the city with these words:
“What return will the channel have? He's gonna get us out of here. In our opinion, it means that the cemetery is moving, people are also moving. It's not the right job. Let people rest in their graves. We're against getting people from the grave to another place. It shouldn't be because someone wants it. ”
“THE STATE MUST HAVE A KNOWLEDGE”
The residents of Baklalı who supported the construction of Canal Istanbul also shared their views. Hüseyin Kuşçu, who has the idea that the project designers know something, said, “I have many relatives in the cemetery here. If it will be good for our nation, I say ”. Behzat Çakmak said that the graves were moved in other regions before and therefore he did not see any harm.
“If the state has decided, we have nothing to do as a person. The state is doing it and we will support it. The cemeteries were also moved from Edirnekapı. It is taken here and taken to another place. It must be useful for the country. ”
Turan Genç and Fahrettin Sinan, who agreed with the opinion that there was no harm in moving the graves, said that they wished to be auspicious because they were supporting the state project.