Citizens protesting the approval of the project's EIA report came together in Sancaktepe. People who form a double-sided human chain at Sarıgazi Square said, "Either channel or Istanbul."
One dayAccording to the news in; “The GOOD Party organized a panel titled “Canal Istanbul Project and the Realities Behind It” at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul. The Chairman of the IYI Party Meral Akşener and the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality attended the panel. Ekrem İmamoğlu joined. Hacettepe University Environmental Engineering Department Lecturer Prof. Dr. In the panel where Cemal Saydam gave a speech, a call was made to the AKP and it was said, "Give up this project". Speaking at the panel, İmamoğlu said, "Let me tell you that we will not get this project done."
With this money, 9 Marmaray are made
Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğluNoting that the AKP government put Kanal Istanbul on the shelf after it announced it in 2011 and brought it back to the agenda years later, he said, "When you see the trauma that will arise in the deterioration of the relationship between the Black Sea, Marmara and Aegean, people lose their sleep." In his speech, İmamoğlu also said, “The EIA report is suspended, we are objecting. Objections are ignored and the report approves. You don't need to convince me, just convince the scientific world. We must exercise our legal rights to the fullest. We are destroying the geography that has existed for thousands of years, there is no turning back.” Saying that 9 Marmarays will be built with the money to be spent on this project, İmamoğlu continued his words by saying, "We will not have this project done."
I will use my right to sue
İmamoğlu said in his speech the previous day about the approval of the EIA report of the project, “In the EIA report, the society, individuals, IMM, other institutions, non-governmental organizations have the right to open a court within the framework of national law. I will personally exercise my right to open a court for this matter. I know that the society will use it at the highest level ”.
Speaking at the panel, Prof. Dr. Cemal Saydam, on the other hand, pointed out that the Marmara Sea will die if the project is carried out.