AKP municipality buys land in Kanal Istanbul

AKP municipality buys land in Kanal Istanbul

Başakşehir Municipality will purchase a total of 27,000 square meters of land within the borders of Yenişehir, which will be established around Kanal Istanbul. The value of land to be purchased for use in urban transformation will be determined later by the appraisal commission.

Based on news by Özlem Güvemli of SÖZCÜ;“During the January sessions of the Başakşehir Municipal Council, it was decided by a majority of votes that the municipality could buy land.

The land to be purchased is located on the bank of the Sazlıdere Dam, which will no longer be used due to the Kanal Istanbul project, at a point with a view of the canal.

The total size of the 3 plots to be purchased is approximately 27,000 square meters. Land that has the new buildable zoning appears as “farm” in the title deed. The price to be paid for the plots will then be determined by the appraisal commission.


In the proposal put to the vote in the assembly, the request of the planning and project management of the municipality of Başakşehir to make purchases to be used in the urban transformation works in Kayabaşı, which is part of the “Yenişehir Reserve Building Area-Istanbul Canal” project was included.

In the offer; It was noted that Presidential approval has been obtained for the purchase of plot no. 4 of about 1292 thousand square meters, plot no. 6 of 639 thousand square meters and plots no. 17 of 421 thousand 569 square meters, which are in the reserve construction area (new construction area). A parliamentary decision has been requested on this subject.


The proposal to purchase the property was accepted with the votes of the AKP-MHP group in parliament. The CHP and the IYI party opposed the decision.

In a statement to SÖZCÜ, CHP MP Beyzade Kayabaşı pointed out that the AKP Municipality started spending the budget unplanned by purchasing land in the first month of the year.

Explaining that no information and no documents were presented to the commission regarding the purchase of the real estate and no information was given about the price, Kayabaşı said, “They said that the price of the land will be determined by the evaluation commission and the committee. We did not see fit to transfer our authority to the appraisal committee. And we voted ‘no’ to the decision,” he said.