Iskele Park and Kordonu, which were suddenly burned and closed to the public in March last year, have been in ruins for more than a year. A call came from Vangölü Aktivisitler for that park, which was said to be organized with a new project quickly when it collapsed but was abandoned to its fate. Activists said that the park should be reorganized urgently and made available to the public.
Coastal Ferry Pier and Pier Park, from the date of March 21, 2019 the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), initiated by the pedestrian crossing was closed to work with the grounds of the expansion of the station area. The social media has reacted to the public, which is the symbol of the city, for a long time not to be opened to the public and to be left in ruins.
Pier Beach and Iskele Ferry Park, which are important symbols of the city, were closed to pedestrians on March 21, 2019, with the work initiated by the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) on the grounds of expanding the station area. After the park, trees, greenery and all other structures in the existing area were dismantled and destroyed, the city caused public reaction. TCDD officials who made a statement after the reactions; He stated that the pier walking cordon area will be reopened to the public in a short time after the logistics area expansion works and an additional resting area will be created. The continuation of the dilapidated image of the existing area and the failure to take any steps caused a reaction on social media again. While Van Lake Activists demanded that the İskele Beach Park be opened to public use with a campaign they launched on social media, they launched a campaign with the slogan "Take care of Van". Van Lake Activists, who made a statement to the Şehirvan Newspaper on the subject, said, “There is no obstacle to make the existing area better with the support of the citizens in the city. In the city of this area kazanVan Metropolitan Municipality has the biggest responsibility to A collaborative effort by our municipality with TCDD will eliminate this problem," he said.
“THE CITY WAS BETWEEN IMPORTANT ICONS”
Related to the subject Şehrivan NewspaperThe Lake Van Activists, İskele Beach and İskele Ferry Park, who made a statement to him, said it was of great importance for the city. The activists stated that the park where the ships docked and the people used as a listening area next to the rails became the symbol of the city, adding: “The Pier Beach and Pier Ferry Park in the İskele District of Tusba District made a great contribution to the development of the neighborhood. The pier park, which is one of the most important symbols in the city, was a place where almost every citizen visited, wandered, took his guests, breathed, sitting under pine trees and in the gazebos. The place where he watched the historical Van Castle, which remained from the Urartians with his thousands of years of history, the Mount Erek with all his participation, the ancient city of Van, and the samovar tea from Lake Van was an important symbol for the city. ”
“Scaffolding Park Was Silent Without Sail”
Expressing that the Iskele Beach Park extending into the Van Lake is located in very few cities, Activists said, “In which city you can watch your city from the sea, it was not only the citizens of this city but also the point of visit of our city. Just like Akdamar Island, it was an important tourism center that attracted tourists. Unfortunately, this unique park was destroyed recently. Iskele Beach Park was silent and caused an intense reaction from the public after it collapsed overnight without anyone knowing. We tried to learn about the subject by visiting with a few sensitive and volunteer friends right after the destruction. ”
“THERE WAS RELEASED TO OPEN IN 3 MONTHS”
While the activists stated that they received information from the authorities after the demolition and that the public would be opened again in a short time, he used the following expressions by referring to the process of the bride during the time: “We received information from the authorities after the fall of the Pier Beach Park; They conveyed to us that TCDD belongs to the area where the demolition decision was taken and that expansion works were carried out in the area previously planned for the two newly built ferries. Regarding the post-demolition process, within a period of 3 months, TCDD and Van Metropolitan Municipality stated that the cooperation area could be opened to the public again. As activists, we stated that we will be followers of the subject and will work on the subject. ”
“OUR ACTIVITIES WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE FINAL RESULT IS TAKEN”
Stating that they continue to meet with politicians and administrators in order to reopen the Iskele Beach Park to public use, the activists said, “Just after the destruction of the Iskele Beach Park, both our politicians and administrators declared that they would support this issue, and our work will continue until the final result is obtained. With the support of the citizens of the city, there is no obstacle to make the existing area more beautiful. In the city of this area kazanVan Metropolitan Municipality has the biggest responsibility to A joint study of our municipality with TCDD will also eliminate this problem.
CAMPAIGN STARTED IN SOCIAL MEDIA
While Van Lake Activists attracted attention with their activities related to different problems in the city, on March 21, 2019, TCDD launched a campaign for the opening of the Pier Beach and Pier Ferry Park, which was partially excavated but left unfinished due to the construction of a ferry pier. .
CALL FOR AUTHORITIES
Van Lake Activists demanded that İskele Sahil Park be opened to public with the tag they started on social media. The following expressions were made in the posts made with the slogan “Take care of Van”: “With the cooperation of Van Metropolitan Municipality and TCDD, we demand that the İskele Beach Park, which is one of the most beautiful places in Van, where people rest and be frequented by tourists, be opened for public use again. We demand that the Erek Mountain, Van Castle, and Van city be redesigned in a way that does not match the old state of Iskele Beach Park, where it is best watched in Lake Van, where every Van breathes, breathes, and shows its guests. ”
Following the demolition of the İskele Ferry Park in İskele District of Tusba District, after the demolitions of the city public, statements were made about the demolition of the park, and citizens expressed their reactions in social media and stated that the park should be greened again. Here are the experiences and statements made in that process…
ŞEHRİVAN NEWSPAPER MOVED ON THE AGENDA
'Pier Ferry Park' starting in March 2019 the Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) by station area destruction of the closure of the pedestrian crossing with the work initiated in order to expand and green areas has caused response in urban public. Many people criticized the situation especially on social media, especially since the area was closed to pedestrian crossings and no prior information was given about the subject. Many statements were made about the area in question when the Şehrivan newspaper raised the issue on the agenda and expressed the public's expectations. After the works carried out in İskele, TCDD engineers and other officials stated that the pier walkway area will be re-opened to the public and an additional rest area will be established in a short time after the logistics area expansion works.
# VANİSKELEYESAHİÇÇI HASHTAGI REASON FOR REACTION
After the Iskele Ferry Park in Iskele District was demolished and the train station was replaced instead, it caused reactions on all social media platforms with the label # VanIskeleyeSahipÇık on social media. After the reactions, many statements were made on the subject. (Hamit Karakuş / Erdal Erbaş - Şehrivan Newspaper)