Turkey at 2023 – Istanbul Canal
The New Istanbul Canal is one of the major projects of Turkey’s 2023 projects, in addition to the third airport project. The project connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, and Turkish policy makers consider it more important in the future than the Suez Canal and the Panama Canal Kanal Istanbul is the name of the Turkish project of the waterway at the level of the artificial sea level, which is proposed to be built by the Republic of Turkey on the European side of Turkey, linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, and thus to the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Canal Istanbul will bisect the current European side in Istanbul, which leads to the formation of an island (it has beaches on the Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara, the new canal and the Bosphorus), which means an insane rise in real estate prices in the areas covered by the new channel.
The new waterway will bypass the current Bosphorus. Kanal Istanbul aims to reduce shipping traffic in the great Istanbul Strait and reduce environmental risks, especially the passage of oil tankers in the Bosphorus, which threatens the marine wealth in the strait and the surrounding environment in general, there are 56,000 ships annually passing through the Istanbul Strait, including 10,000 tankers carrying 145 One million tons of crude oil. As the international pressure is increasing, which leads to an increase in marine cargo and maritime traffic through the Turkish straits, which brings risks to the security of maritime navigation during their passage, but the main goal of the project is 2023, which is the anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish state and the end of the Treaty of Lausanne, which prevents the Turkish government from collecting taxes on traffic Ships from the Bosphorus.