Istanbul Canal and Population

According to the statements, Istanbul Canal, officially known as Kanal Istanbul, will be implemented on the European side of the city. An artificial waterway will be opened between the Black Sea and the Marmara Sea in order to relieve ship traffic in the Istanbul Strait, which is currently an alternative gateway between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. At the junction of the canal with the Marmara Sea, one of the two new cities will be established by 2023. The length of the canal will be 40-45 km; its width will be 145-150 m on the surface and about 125 m at the base.

It was first mentioned by a journalist on September 23, 2010, in his article crazy project without the content of the project being given. In 2011, the name, content and location of the project were kept secret for a long time, although in the words of the prime minister of the time, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, it was reflected in the press as a “crazy project”. On 27 April 2011, the basic information about the project was announced at a press conference held at the Haliç Congress Center in Sütlüce.

At The End of The Project

With the Istanbul Canal Project, Two Smart Cities will be built in Istanbul with traffic, social equipment and Yesil areas and based on horizontal architecture. The maximum projected population in the region is 500,000 people.

This new neighborhood concept in residential areas for low-rise (maximum 4-5 times) landscape architecture low-density residential areas and areas serving residential, commerce, government agencies, coastal facilities, social reinforcement in the fields of urban regional, urban regional Yesil and sports, the University area, high-tech development zone, tourism, eco-tourism, health tourism, convention and exhibition space and logistics will be located in regional areas.

Due to these residential areas, the population of Istanbul is not expected to increase. It is estimated that the population that will be located in the residential areas will be located here as part of the population that is already resident in Istanbul.

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