Istanbul’s mayor against the construction of canals on the Bosphorus
The canal construction promoted by the president through the metropolis is considered a prestigious project of the government. But Mayor İmamoğlu and environmentalists warn of the dangers.
Istanbul’s mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu is resisting the planned canal construction through the Turkish metropolis and warns of the consequences of such a project. To think about it alone is betraying the city. He called the idea a nightmare. He wanted to take all legal means against the “concrete canal”.
The construction project is a plan by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has long wanted to use it to create an alternative waterway to the strait on the Bosphorus. Erdogan recently announced that work should start in June. The canal, which is as controversial as it is ambitious and is intended to connect the Sea of Marmara with the Black Sea, is considered a prestigious project by Erdogan.