Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu gave a written statement within the scope of the investigation that was initiated against Kanal Istanbul.
One dayAccording to the news in; “The Civil Inspector was appointed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs for the purpose of investigating the issue and conducting preliminary examination on the grounds that“ posters were printed against the Channel Istanbul Project using the institutional identity of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and put up in different parts of the city ”.
Regarding the issue, it was learned that Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu gave his written statement to the civil inspector.
Asked about the Ministry of Interior's statement, İmamoğlu said, “Our lawyers are working and examining the process. I will not say anything for now ”.
Meral Akşener, President of the İYİ Party, announced on the television program he attended that an investigation was launched against IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu due to Channel Istanbul. SözcüOngun also confirmed this.
In the statement made by the Ministry of Internal Affairs regarding the issue, “The personal objection of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Mayor to the Kanal Istanbul Project was not questioned anywhere in the approval, and the fact that these posters were printed institutionally and using public resources was included in the research / preliminary examination. As claimed, there is no accusation of separatism anywhere in the approval.
In the statement, the phrase 'state project' was used for the Kanal Istanbul project.