Either Kanal İstanbul project or İstanbul must be sacrificed
Compte-rendu des discussions lors d’une conférence tenue à l’université Bilgi intitulée : « Kanal İstanbul from Legal, Urban, and Ecological Aspects ».
Une idée de l’ampleur des travaux :
Professor Görür also has some interesting calculations concerning the excavations that would result from the construction of the canal: “The excavated ground that would be produced from the shortest of the possible Kanal İstanbul routes [Yeniköy-Küçükçekmece] would be of a volume that would require 18 million truckloads to lift and carry away. Even if one had 1,000 trucks a day taking 10 trips apiece, the excavated earth would take five years to clear.”
La spéculation foncière et immobilière induite par le projet est déjà effective dans les périphéries Nord-Ouest d’Istanbul notamment dans la ville-satellite de Kayasehir de TOKI, appelée à devenir une nouvelle polarité commerciale, économique et résidentielle
Professor Hürriyet Öğdül of Mimar Sinan University’s department of urban planning believes the theory that Kanal İstanbul is in fact a for-profit project with plots of land obtained through real estate sites. Öğdül asserts that Kanal İstanbul and the third airport project are connected to one another, noting that the connection will begin with the massive amounts of soil excavated from the canal. This earth, he contends, will be used to fill in the wetlands in the spot where the airport is to be built. This, the filling in of wetlands using agricultural soil, will be a global first, he says. He further states that this would go down in history as an enormous natural disaster. One additional truth on which Öğdül shed light during his presentation was that May 31, 2012’s Transformation of Areas at Risk for Disaster Law (number 6306) was certainly brought about in some senses solely for the Kanal İstanbul project.