The “Channel Istanbul Workshop tarafından organized by the IMM started with the participation of CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and GOOD Party Chairman Meral Aksener.
IMM President who made the opening speech Ekrem İmamoğlu“Istanbul is not a city that is obliged to Kanal Istanbul. But Istanbul is obliged to start investments in the stopped metro, invest in many more new metro and urban transportation alternatives, and solve the traffic problem that has not been resolved for decades, like all civilized metropolises. Istanbul is obliged to protect, develop and increase its remaining green areas. Istanbul is obliged to meticulously protect, develop and create new areas of its water resources. Istanbul is obliged to provide food, drink milk, and pre-school education opportunities to its young children who cannot be fed properly and cannot receive adequate education. Istanbul is obliged to offer education opportunities to its youth, to provide scholarships and to create job opportunities. Istanbul is obliged to offer women the opportunity to participate in social life in peace and security.
Istanbul is obliged to facilitate the lives of the unemployed, the poor and the retired. We consider fulfilling all these obligations of Istanbul as a priority and we work for it. ” Emamoglu emphasized that the problems of Istanbul are not only their responsibility but also the central administration. Am We are ready and willing to work in harmony with the government in every field. There are no question marks in our minds. We only have one condition: No one should say, 'I know, I will.' Nobody raises the ring. We already have these voices in our land. Listen to Mevlana. Look what the Prophet said: 'Raise your word; not your voice. Rain raises the flowers; not thunder '. For him; Let us all listen to the words of the people, experts and scientists. Let's be willing, sincere and sincere in finding common reason and dominating..
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) has discussed the Kanal Istanbul project, which is one of the most important agenda items of the last days, which directly concerns the future of the city. The'n Channel Istanbul Workshop İ organized by IMM brought together scientists, lawyers and finance experts from different disciplines. 4 scientists shared their ideas about Kanal Istanbul in 8 different halls and 40 separate panels. CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and GOOD Party Chairman Meral Akşener also participated in the workshop where the first public discussion of Channel Istanbul. CHP and GOOD Party's group chairmen, CHP Istanbul Provincial Chairman Canan Kaftancıoğlu and GOOD Party Istanbul Provincial Chairman Bugra Kavuncu, MPs, political party representatives, mayors, political party representatives, trade union managers, members of professional citizen also took its place in the workshop. Gürkan Akgün, the Head of Department of Zoning and Urbanism, made the first speech under the title of ği The Past and the Present of the Channel Istanbul ayda at the workshop, where domestic and foreign media organizations showed great interest.
VAR HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES TO CONVECT THE SOCIETY ”
IMM President gave the opening speech of the workshop. Ekrem İmamoğlu performed. İmamoğlu started his speech by celebrating the “January 10 World Working Journalists Day” by the members of the media who watched the workshop. “Istanbul is such a precious and unique city that even anyone who will hit it with a pick has to come out and explain why they have to do it,” İmamoğlu continued as follows:
“Kanal Istanbul is a project that will change the geography of Istanbul and seriously affect all aspects of natural and urban life. Those who bring this project to the agenda have to explain why we have to do so and convince the society. Kanal Istanbul is a huge and very risky surgery that nobody will ever say yes unless they have to. It's a completely wrong operation. Istanbul will be cut down. Istanbul's vital systems will be damaged. Some parts of Istanbul will be paralyzed. Some places will be crippled. Those who lead a city to have such a risky, such fatal surgery cannot say, 'Whatever you say, this surgery will be performed'. Those who put their heads on doing this must definitely explain why we have to have this surgery. We all have to understand why Istanbul has to be cut down. Together, we must be convinced of the reasons for this obligation, with 16 million even 82 million citizens. We all have to know everything about the risks of this major surgery imposed on Istanbul and learn every detail. We will find out first. We must learn. After that, we make our decision together. All of these can only come about through a healthy learning and thinking process. This workshop aims to scientifically reveal all the risks of the knife that will be immersed in Istanbul's bosom, namely Kanal Istanbul. "
“WHAT SCIENCE SAYS, WE WILL EAR HIM”
Imamoğlu emphasized that they would listen to what science and scientists say, “We will try to understand, learn and question. We will know all the risks that Kanal Istanbul may pose, and then each of us will ask ourselves: Is it worth taking all those risks? Are we really obliged to Kanal Istanbul? Are we told the truth? While this city and this country has so many problems, is it its time for troubles and troubles? Our attitude towards Kanal Istanbul is not political but vital. Because this project is one of the biggest risks that this city can face throughout its history. This project of bringing up, 'de Whatever you say, we will do this surgery' those who say there are two basic argument: 'ship passage in the Bosporus possible risks due to be lived and I promise to Turkey this project is it will bring income.' It is very important to ensure that ships, especially those carrying dangerous cargo, pass safely through the straits. Of course, we must all be very sensitive. In order to ensure the security of the Bosphorus, we will all stand behind our government and provide full support for whatever steps our government will take internationally. We have to make all kinds of cooperation. Nobody has any doubts. But when you take the transit route of large and dangerous ships from one part of Istanbul to another, you cannot solve the security problem. No such thing. Furthermore, we know that Channel Istanbul cannot be an alternative in terms of the size and depth of large vessels and we cannot force ships to cross the channel instead of the Bosphorus. Nobody put us, so to speak, children! whatever the passage from the Where Istanbul, ships pose a risk, the letter to Turkey is obliged to pass the high safety standards laid down by u. The main thing is to achieve this. ”
İN IMPLEMENT THE SAMSUN-CEYHAN PIPELINE TO THE CHANNEL LOCATION AY
Stating that Kanal Istanbul and the Bosphorus are aimed to reduce the function of the Bosphorus in oil transportation, İmamoğlu stated that this situation is also wrong. İmamoğlu said, “You cannot achieve this by taking the route from the strait and turning it into a canal. What needs to be done is to develop and implement different alternatives such as the Samsun - Ceyhan Oil Pipeline. Leaving all these dimensions and different alternatives aside and reaching the conclusion that “Canal Istanbul is essential for Bosphorus security” is not correct, not rational, not rational. On the contrary, it is a groundwork for 'done and out', it is an excuse. The owner of the Istanbul Canal project, secondly argue it would bring revenue to Turkey. It is not possible to understand on what basis they put this forward. It is not even clear that with what money, by whom, and what kind of financing model the project mentioned will be realized. It's not even what to do! Believe it is not clear what to do. We spend our days and nights on this job. Every day there is talk of a different model, ”he said.
“HOCADAN, HOCA Joke”
In his speech, Imamoglu, one of the participants of the workshop. Dr. He shared a joke from Derin Orhan with Nasrettin Hoca. Am A Hodja joke from Hodja, ”İmamoğlu said,“ Nasrettin Hodja wrote a letter. The child extended the envelope, he said; 'Send this to.' The boy got the letter. He said, 'It doesn't say anything, it's empty.' Hodja 'Olsun, hollow in the' gave the answer ”said. Am This is what the project told me about, süre he said. “The owners of the Kanal Istanbul project, unfortunately, do not approach the economic dimension of the issue with the seriousness of a real investor, İm said İmamoğlu.
“THE CHANNEL HAS NO HAND-HELD REASONS”
“This is what they say: 'I open a canal, I get money from passers-by, I build buildings around the canal, and money from there. kazanI'm here!' This is not an approach that fits today's world. This is not an economic approach either. This is not a rational approach. This is not a legal approach that complies with international agreements. It is a model based only on soil, concrete and rent, which does not contain production and advanced technology, unfortunately does not have the perspective of creating added value and branding. With this model, money in today's world kazanYou cannot create economic revival and employment. There is no money in this. The reports are out there. Turkey has tried this in recent years and the point we have reached is obvious. The level of unemployment and poverty is obvious. Those who have brought the Kanal Istanbul project to the agenda of Turkey from time to time for the last 9 years and sometimes put it off the agenda do not have a remarkable and tangible justification. Those who announced this project with a loud noise before the 2011 elections, silently passed the issue in the 2015 general elections and the 2019 Istanbul local elections, without speaking. Now they are suddenly heating up the issue and trying to confront us with a fait accompli. They are producing a new political campaign from here. We do not need this project, which seems to be based on daily politics, some commercial connections, and rent relations, and this fluctuating, unfortunately, revolving politics carried out over this project. There is no moment to lose.”
“PRIORITIES OF ISTANBUL IS OUR PRIORITY”
Noting that many important and vital problems of the country İmamoğlu, "Turkey is obliged to Istanbul Channel is not a country. Istanbul is not an obligatory city. But Istanbul is obliged to initiate stationary metro investments, to invest in many more subway and urban transportation alternatives, and to solve the traffic problem that has not been solved for decades like all civilized metropolises. Istanbul is obliged to protect, develop and increase the remaining green areas. Istanbul is obliged to protect, develop and increase its water resources meticulously. Istanbul is obliged to find food, drink milk and offer preschool education opportunities to its young children who cannot get adequate nutrition and receive adequate education. Istanbul is obliged to provide educational opportunities, to provide scholarships and to create job opportunities for its young people. Istanbul is obliged to offer women the opportunity to participate in social life in peace and security. Istanbul is obliged to facilitate the lives of the unemployed, the poor and the retired. We see it as a priority and we work for it to fulfill all these obligations of Istanbul ”.
Ç NEVER ANYONE WILL RISE THE RING S
Emamoglu emphasized that the problems of Istanbul are not only their responsibility but also the central administration. Am We are ready and willing to work in harmony with the government in every field. There are no question marks in our minds. We only have one condition: No one should say, 'I know, I will.' Nobody raises the ring. We already have these voices in our land. Listen to Mevlana. Look what the Prophet said: 'Raise your word; not your voice. Rain raises the flowers; not thunder '. For him; Let us all listen to the words of the people, experts and scientists. Let's be willing, sincere and sincere in finding common mind and dominating. Today's workshop is the product of this understanding and effort. Today's workshop is the product of an effort to reach a common mind and common decision. Today's workshop is the product of the effort to preserve this ancient city, which has been the cradle of civilizations, for the future. Today's workshop is a product of an effort to ask the nation its idea instead of ordering it to the nation. ”
IZ We will share the workshop results with the nation ”
Imamoğlu stated that they will send all the results of the workshop to all the authorities that have the responsibility of making decisions on behalf of the nation and the nation. “Thus, we fulfill our responsibility towards the values of this cherished city and 16 million Istanbulites at the highest level. While no one talked, no one had the opportunity to argue about the matter, everything was taken from the fire as if it was to be brought to the end, we took the initiative as the IMM to inform our people. We invited the relevant authorities of our state to take responsibility. We created platforms for scientists to talk. First we organized the water symposium and then this workshop. After that, we will continue to provide all necessary legal struggle. We will never fall behind our duties and legal responsibilities. ”
BAK Look into the eyes of your children, your grandchildren T
“Today I want to address everyone who listens to us, to all Istanbulites and all my citizens, İm said İmamoğlu and said:“ Please stand before your children and grandchildren today. Look into their eyes. Take a good look. Do you think they need this project? Do you think this is the smartest job they can do for their future? Do you think they expect a greener, more livable, hassle-free and more civilized Istanbul than those who run this city and this country today? Or does he want this city to have such a risky surgery? We're trustees. We will deliver them to this country. This is the real issue of us, all of us living in this city and this country, and each of us filling this hall. And this is a vital issue. And there is nothing, but nothing political, to discuss this issue, to try to understand the risks associated with Kanal Istanbul. To all of you who come here today to take responsibility, to the experts who will express your opinion and to all the delegates involved, to everyone who will help to enlighten the society by sharing ideas, to all political parties, especially to the Presidents, executives of non-governmental organizations, academicians and experts; not only on behalf of 16 million Istanbulites, but on behalf of all our future generations, on behalf of our children and grandchildren. ”