Urban Transformation Problem in Gürpınar Sites Area Has Been Solved

Gurpinar sites region has resolved the urban transformation problem
Gurpinar sites region has resolved the urban transformation problem

The urban transformation problem, which has not been solved for years in the Gürpınar Siteler Region, is the Beylikdüzü Municipality and KİPTAŞ A.Ş. It was resolved with the agreement between. Speaking at the "Gürpınar Sites Area Protocol Signature Ceremony", IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu expressed his happiness for the resolution of the struggle he made for the solution of the problem during his term as mayor of the district. Emphasizing that earthquake and urban transformation issues are above political issues that require mobilization, İmamoğlu reiterated his request to establish an Earthquake Council under the leadership of the Ministry. İmamoğlu stated that nobody has the right to put their head in the sand.

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, Beylikdüzü Municipality and KİPTAŞ A.Ş. participated in the "Gürpınar Sites Area Protocol Signature Ceremony" signed between At the signing ceremony held in Beylikdüzü Municipality Atatürk Culture and Art Center, the first speeches were made by Beylikdüzü Mayor Mehmet Murat Çalık and KİPTAŞ General Manager Ali Kurt. Attending the signing ceremony as a “witness”, İmamoğlu said in his speech, “Of course, it is important to be a witness. It means to vouch for both sides. I guarantee the highest level to both sides. I sincerely wish this work to be completed sooner than what was written and drawn, ”he said.


Stating that the transformation of 260 apartments will be achieved with the work to be done, İmamoğlu said, “Unfortunately, this number is not an important number for Istanbul. The number of buildings built before the 99 earthquake in Istanbul is over 800 thousand. "When we consider this number, the transformation of 260 flats does not seem very high of course." Stating that he closely followed the problem in Gürpınar during his district presidency and as mayor, İmamoğlu noted that he was "shocked" when he first saw the buildings. Stating that he observed that the buildings looked modern from the outside, but they were destroyed inside, İmamoğlu said, “Let me admit it; "There are no houses left that I have not entered, but every time I enter the apartment, when I go to a condolence or a 'get well soon', I have visited there many times worrying about how we can keep the gap between my attempt and my exit. Sharing the information that nearly 5 thousand people live in the region, İmamoğlu underlined that "lives to change" should be spread throughout the city.


Speaking about his struggle regarding the region at the IMM Assembly at that time, İmamoğlu said, “We had a very difficult time here. We took a decision to Büyükşehir. I waited 8 months. After 8 months, I insistently said, 'Friends, take all the commissioners, bring them. Let them see the concrete under those buildings. Let them feel where they are sitting, 'I said. We went with a plan proposal, a very human offer. We invited those people here. Friends on the commission said, 'We have to convert it here. They went back, saying, 'We have to make this decision immediately. We have friends who witnessed this. No matter what political party it is from; I'm telling you what happened. Because this is not a fairy tale, it is what I have experienced ”.


On June 16, 2017, when the issue will be discussed at IMM, Imamoglu said that he went to make a speech of “thanks” to the Assembly and said, “While waiting to thank, they said, 'We are withdrawing this article'; just that item. Then I got on the podium and screamed. There is no answer to any politics, no clicks. I did not do politics behind secret doors, and I will not. I have political friends here. It is the political will that has persuaded the political groups there by saying 'If you pass this politically, Ekrem İmamoğlu will get stronger here'. I'm talking about a simple political will. That's why I'm crying out there ”.


Emphasizing that earthquake and urban transformation issues are above-political and demanding mobilization, İmamoğlu reiterated his request to establish an Earthquake Council under the leadership of the Ministry. Stating that nobody has the right to put their head in the sand, İmamoğlu said, “The President makes a statement and says on May 5; 'We have made 975.000 buildings in Turkey.' He says but we have to transform another 6,5 million buildings. How many years did you do it? In 18 years. How much time do you need for 6,5 million buildings; 120 years. How will we solve the earthquake in 120 years? That's why I say; The Presidency, the Ministry and the Metropolitan Municipality cannot solve this problem. The district municipality cannot solve this business. TOKI, KİPTAŞ cannot solve this job. "We can solve this job together," he said. Proposing the implementation of systems that can transform the citizens' own homes, İmamoğlu said, "In an environment where the contractor and some financial sectors create an assurance for the system, you can set up such a system in an environment where they create a guarantee, this work goes very quickly and resolves." Noting that when they met with the Minister of Environment and Urbanization, Murat Kurum, he presented the Earthquake Council proposal and was accepted, İmamoğlu emphasized that there was no development in the aftermath.


İmamoğlu indicating that the issue of Turkey's independence Earthquake, 1999 Marmara earthquake in Turkey has warned that brought the 2001 crisis. Emphasizing that the real issue is the issue of lives to be lost, İmamoğlu invited every person, institution and organization to fulfill their responsibility. Thanks to KİPTAŞ and Beylikdüzü Municipality for the protocol, İmamoğlu said, “They have completed the unfinished process. May Allah not embarrass you. The result is important. Today's signatures are just a motivation. I know and know the private sector representatives who will contribute to this work. They pat their back on them. Beyond the commercial gain of such works, it is a spiritual gain. I wish you success. I hope we will go when those houses are finished as quickly as possible, we can drink the coffee and tea of ​​the people living there without fear and hesitation ”.



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