IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu answered the question about the removal of posters about Kanal Istanbul with the decision of the Istanbul Governorship. Reminding that he constantly posts on Kanal Istanbul from his social media accounts, İmamoğlu said, “If they are going to start a transaction, I recommend that they do not deal with posters. My posts on social media for months are still there. They can also initiate an investigation into them; if there are those who find it right that an investigation will be launched or should be opened. We will give him an account, too, ”he said.
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlu answered the questions of the press members after opening the Büyükçekmece Employment Office. Journalists told İmamoğlu, “In the images reflected in the media yesterday, we saw that the banners of IMM about Kanal Istanbul were removed. Will you have an explanation on this subject? ”He asked the question. İmamoğlu gave the following answer to this question:
"WE WILL FULFILL OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM THE PUBLIC TO THE END"
“It was an illegal job. There was, unfortunately, no pleasant dialogue on this. A process against the law, against the law, interfering with the jurisdiction of IMM has occurred. In the evening, a notification is sent around 8-9, saying 'Remove these until 12 am' by Mr. Governor; but there is no justification, in the form of no justification. No such thing. We are the rule of law. We comply with the law; nobody should doubt that. There was a discomfort, uneasiness in the name of the city, a process that we left to ourselves and watched from a distance in order to avoid ugly images. But no one should think that we have withdrawn on this attitude and behavior. We continue our determined stance on this matter. In this sense, we will fulfill our responsibility to inform the public to the fullest. Our stance against this project, hanged plans and all transactions regarding the process, which is made behind closed doors, without the idea of even a single citizen, regarding these areas of millions of square meters, where only IMM, public areas are located. If they are going to start a transaction, I advise them not to mess with posters. He was going to get up on Friday anyway. We had Victory Week on Friday; We will hang our posters. Next week there is both the Malazgirt Victory and the August 30 Victory; we were going to hang our posters. But my posts on social media for months are still there. They can also initiate an investigation into them; if there are those who find it right that an investigation will be launched or should be opened. We also give an account for it. Let's announce this here. "