Ten years of Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University was elected to the expert committee for Kanal Istanbul. However, most of the departments that the court asked for expert academicians' opinions do not exist in universities.
In the lawsuit filed by the Chamber of Civil Engineers Istanbul Branch and the Chamber of Architects Istanbul Büyükkent Branch demanding the annulment of the EIA positive decision against Kanal Istanbul, the ten-year Fatih Sultan Mehmet Foundation University (FSMVÜ) was elected to the expert panel.
But, SözcüAccording to Erdogan Süzer, the university selected by the Istanbul 10th Administrative Court does not have the required experts, and most of the technical faculties are not established.
The delegation will participate in the exploration and prepare a report on the project. For the report, the impact of the construction of Kanal Istanbul on the environment, traffic density, vehicle dust and emission intensity, noise, agricultural land losses, possible impacts of four islands in the Marmara Sea, loss of meadows and pastures, intersection with military areas and airports, dangerous wastes, effects on drinking water, underground and surface waters, effects on lakes and creatures in the region, natural SIT areas, such as whether the project has a negative impact on earthquake risk will be examined.
The expertise requested by the court is not in the faculty
In the letter sent by the Court to the relevant institutions, it was stated that expert expert opinion was needed to resolve the dispute and clarify the claims, and the department experts requested from the FSMVÜ Rectorate were also listed one by one.
Accordingly, the determination of faculty members from the Environmental Engineering Department of the university who work in the departments of ecology and microbiology, water, wastewater and waste, air pollution, Civil Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geophysical Engineering, Geometric Engineering, Architecture and City and Regional Planning departments. determination of faculty members on technical issues was requested.
However, according to the official website of FSMVÜ, only the departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering are among the departments that the court wants specialist faculty members. On the other hand, other Environment, Geology, Geophysics, Geometric, City and Regional Planning departments do not exist in FSMVÜ.