This Week in Turkey‘s guest was Dr. Savaş Karabulut. Dr. Savaş Karabulut is a member of the Istanbul branch of the Chamber of Geophysical Engineers of Turkey as well as a member of the Politeknik. Dr. Karabulut assessed the environmental impacts of the Kanal Istanbul Project. He provided the details on a report him and his colleagues at the Politeknik prepared regarding the Project and the ways in which it will affect water resources, air pollution, agricultural land, natural fauna and flora and the historical artefacts in the region. Dr. Karabulut further provided an analysis on how the Project might violate the Montreux Convention as well as the steps the Mayor of Istanbul should take in order to raise awareness regarding the environmental impacts the Project will lead to.
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