Drinking Water Basin was Launched with Kanal Istanbul Project

Drinking water basin was opened to development with Kanal Istanbul Project
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According to the 10rd stage plans of Kanal Istanbul covering 3 villages, the entire Sazlıdere Dam, which meets part of Istanbul's water needs, will disappear and turn into a channel. With the plans, the drinking water basin around the dam was also opened for development. It was claimed that annotations were put in the deed of citizens, while plans were pending.

According to the news of Hazal Ocak from Cumhuriyet, 'ground + 3' floor permit was given around the canal. No solution was brought in the plans to save Şahintepe-Yarımburgaz Cave.

The 3rd stage plans of the project include 10 villages, Locksmith, Dursunköy, Hacımaşlı, Hadımköy, Haraççı, Sazlıbosna, Güvercintepe, Kayabaşı, Şahintepe and Damascus.

The planning area is 5 thousand 893 hectares. Planning includes Hacımaşlı, Sazlıbosna and Çilingir village settlements, and the agricultural areas of Dursunköy and Damascus. Sazlıdere Dam, which has hectares of land, disappears completely in this plan and the area where the dam is located turns into a part of the channel. The drinking water basin of the dam was also closed to development and was under protection. With this plan, this area was also opened to development.

On the other hand, it was claimed that annotations were put in the deeds of the citizens while plans were pending. For this reason, it was stated that a large number of citizens objected to the plans.


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