CHP’s Yarkadaş has criticized the fact that Belgrad Forest was turned into a dumpster. The forest has been cleaned…
CHP Istanbul Deputy Barış Yarkadaş has brought the debris and the excavation that was dumbed in Belgrad Forest, a forest that is seen as the lungs of Istanbul, to the agenda.
Belgrad Forest was turned into a dumpster with all the debris and excavation that was dumped illegally. The excavation that was dumped, even though it was illegal, caused some raised eyebrows. CHP Istanbul Deputy Barış Yarkadaş who brought the subject to the GNAT’s agenda said “It’s as if they are pushing a dagger into the lunges of Istanbul. Debris and excavation is being dumped into the forest that lies within the city, they are incapable of even preventing this.”
‘The debris was carried elsewhere’
The crew of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality has removed the excavation and debris, that weighed 46 thousand 860 tons and was dumped by 2 thousand 343 lorries illegally to different locations in Istanbul, and took them to a debris dumping ground. A 30 kilometer iron barrier was put to the locations that were dumped by excavation and debris to avoid having the same problems in the future.
Yarkadaş who made a statement regarding the issue said “Belgrad Forest, is an area which incorporates different types of soil and geographical formations, due to the unique location of Istanbul. This diversity allows many different species of animals and plants to cohabit the forest. At the same time, it is the closest green area to Istanbul’s city center.
It is a duty for all of us to preserve this area. We have rescued Istanbul from a huge shame by removing the excavation. They have installed 30 cameras to spot the people who dumped the wastes illegally. Hopefully, this wouldn’t be allowed ever again. We will closely track this issue.”