The crazy project – Canal Istanbul
AbstractIt was late April 2011 when “the Crazy Project - Canal Istanbul” was proposed by the Prime Minister of Turkey, during his election campaign. Although the idea of an artificial canal is not new, since it is initiated without any consensus between the people and institutions in Istanbul, the project immediately set a large number of debates. These vary from the legitimacy of decentralization of governance, to potential impacts of the canal on international politics, economy, environment and urban life. Regarding past infrastructure projects in Istanbul, such large scale investments have caused extensive acceleration in construction sector in one hand and social and economic shifts on the other. In this paper, the Canal Istanbul Project is evaluated according to basic motivations and claims of the PM, multi-perspective view through challenges and limitation that the project is likely to face with and speculations on implementation approach. The final discussion on the project is based on benefits/losses of Istanbul once the project will be implemented.
Corinth Canal (2011) http://www.aedik.gr/frontend/index.php?chlang=EN
Demirel, N., 2011, “Denizlerarası Yapay Kanallar ve Ekosistem”, (Artificial Canals Between Seas and the Ecosystem) Bilim ve Gelecek, June 2011, pp.26-30, ISSN: 1304-6756
DHMI, Devlet Hava Meydanları İşletmesi Genel Müdürlüğü (General Directorate of State Airports Authority), www.dhmi.gov.tr
Erdogan, R.T. (2011), “Briefing of the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan” 27.04.2011
Erkut, G. and Baypınar, M., 2007, “Istanbul, Odessa and Regional Integration”, The Black Sea Region: Past, Present and Future, eds. Stephen MITCHELL and Gülden ERKUT, British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, Londra, İngiltere, ISBN 978 1 898249 21 4 Publisher: Oxbow, Britain
Erkut, G.and Baypınar, M.B. (2009), “Emerging Global Integration Zones in the EU and Turkey's Spatial Integration”, Studies in Regional Science, Vol.39 No.1 pp.67-88 The Journal of the Japan Section of the RSAI (JSRSAI) PRINT ISSN 0287-6256: Sasaki Printing & Publishing.
Evrensel, 2011, “ÇED Muafiyetine Dava”, Evrensel Journal internet site, 21st April 2011, http://www.evrensel.net/news.php?id=4612
HaberTürk, 2011, “Yeni İstanbul” (New Istanbul), 10th September, 2011, http://www.haberturk.com/yasam/haber/668053-yeni-istanbul
Istanbul Master Plan Analytical Studies (2006)
Istikbal, C. (2007) “Turkish Straits: Is it a sustainable oil route?”, Black Sea Oil and Gas Summit, Istanbul 5-6 November 2007.
Kiel Canal (2011) http://www.kiel-canal.org/english.htm
Mehlbye, P., 2000, “Global Integration Zones – Neighbouring
Metropolitan ARegions in Metropolitan Clusters”, Informationen zur Raumentwicklung, Heft 11/12.2000, pp.755-762
Panama Canal (2011), http://www.pancanal.com/eng/index.html
Saydam, A.C., 2011 “Çılgın Proje Neden Olmaz?” (Why the Crazy Project Can’t Be?) Bilim ve Gelecek, June 2011, pp.16-25, ISSN: 1304-6756
Suez Canal (2011) http://www.suezcanal.gov.eg/sc.aspx?show=12
Undersecretariat for Maritime Affaires, www.denizcilik.gov.tr
Yilmaz, O.F. (2010). “Beş Asırlık Kanal Projesi” (Channel Project for the last five centuries), Yedikıta, no: 18, pp: 12-21, February 2010.
Copyright (c) 2014 Tema. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Authors who publish in this journal agree to the following:1. Authors retain the rights to their work and give in to the journal the right of first publication of the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons License - Attribution that allows others to share the work indicating the authorship and the initial publication in this journal.
2. Authors can adhere to other agreements of non-exclusive license for the distribution of the published version of the work (ex. To deposit it in an institutional repository or to publish it in a monography), provided to indicate that the document was first published in this journal.
3. Authors can distribute their work online (ex. In institutional repositories or in their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges and it can increase the quotations of the published work (See The Effect of Open Access)