📩 21/07/2023 10:59
İzmir Regional Administrative Court unanimously rejected the objection made by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, which wanted to open the demolished Buca Prison land for construction, against the stay of execution decision regarding the plan. Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer“The execution of all the proceedings of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, which requested that the Buca Prison land be opened for construction and rent, was stopped by the courts. The land of Buca Prison belongs to the people and it should be a green area completely.”
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerAnother important decision was made by the court, while the works of . After the steps taken by the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change to open the land for construction, there was an important development in the process that started with the application of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to legal action.
İzmir Regional Administrative Court Third Administrative Case Department rejected the request of the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, which objected to the decision made by İzmir Metropolitan Municipality regarding the stay of execution for the area determined as a reserve building area. It was stated that there was no violation of the law in the decision of the court regarding the request for a stay of execution. It was unanimously decided to reject the objection of the Ministry.
“The Ministry, which opened the land for rent, stopped the execution of its plans”
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, who made a statement about the decision of the court Tunç Soyer“The court has stopped the execution of the plans of the Ministry, which opened the land for rent. After the closure of Buca Prison, they sold the public land to Iller Bank on September 100, 9, the 2022th anniversary of Izmir's liberation. They wanted to fill this land with buildings rather than open it for public use. The Ministry of Environment declared the area a reserve building area, ignoring the law in order to have the authority to make a zoning plan for the site. Later, based on this decision, he made a zoning plan that allowed a total of 85 thousand square meters of construction to be built on 70 percent of the land. We have repeatedly stated that all these actions taken by the people of Izmir, the elected representatives of the people of Izmir, the members of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council, the CHP councilors, are unlawful. We didn't just say it, and we filed a lawsuit to cancel the unlawful ministry plans that disregard the public. The 6th Administrative Court of Izmir, which heard the lawsuit filed by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for the annulment of the ministry's decision declaring the Buca prison land as a reserve building area, stopped the ministry's decision to declare the old prison area as a reserve building area. When the execution of the decision of the Ministry to declare the reserve building area to have the authority to make plans on the land was stopped, the authority to make a zoning plan based on this decision became unfounded. It was decided to stay the execution of the lawsuit we filed with the Municipality of Buca as the CHP Group against the plan of the Ministry of Environment, which opened the Buca prison land for construction and rent. The İzmir 3rd Administrative Court, which handled the case, determined that the ministry plans were against the public interest and the law and stopped the ministry plan from being executed.
“The land of Buca Prison belongs to the people and should be completely green”
President Tunç SoyerIn summary, emphasizing that the execution of all the proceedings of the Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, which demanded the opening of the Buca Prison land for construction and rent, was stopped by the courts and said, “Despite all difficulties and known reasons, we will continue to continue the struggle for rights, law and justice by maintaining our belief in law. The land of the Buca Prison belongs to the people and it should be a green area.”
The difference in approach between the metropolitan and the ministry
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality prepared the "Buca Freedom Park" project for the area. With the project, it is aimed that the 69 thousand square meter area, which is located in the center of the city and has been waiting empty for years, will be transformed into a park with many different functions and opened to the use of the people of İzmir.
The Ministry of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change had prepared a zoning plan for the demolished Buca Prison area to be converted into a commercial and residential area.