Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, said in a statement on a private television channel that they would do the Kanal Istanbul project and send the invoice to the IMM and said, “Yes, all the investments we make are rent projects. We are looking at the profitability of our projects feasibility. Why not make a project that is not profitable ”.
Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu said that he did not have the authority to stop and change the Channel Istanbul project. Turhan noted that the project was passed through the Assembly of the IMM at the time, and for IMMoglu the President of IMM, emez He cannot decide this alone and he has returned from the judiciary. You have no authority to withdraw from this protocol. You have to take the City Council decision. No majority. We are the state A mayor in Istanbul does not have the right to stop a state project. It is decided by the competent authorities of the state government. We'il send the bill to the council. As soon as he pays within the law, he makes the decision for the law. Our goal is to implement in 2026 ”.
'YES IS ALL INVESTMENTS RANT PROJECT'
Stating that those who claim that the Kanal Istanbul project is a rent project, they will benefit from the project rent themselves, Turhan said, “Yes, all the investments we make are the rent project. This country is intended to bring arrival. Rent is what profit means. We are looking at the profitability of our projects feasibility. Why not make a project that is not profitable ”.