Telesom Dahabshiil
Published On: Fri, Apr 9th, 2021

Turkey Is Ready To Dig A Major New Canal

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#Turkey Is Ready To Dig A Major New Canal

#Ankara (ANN) -Turkey is planning to build a major canal connecting the Black Sea north of Istanbul to the Marmara Sea to the south, which will strengthen Turkey’s already significant strategic position in the world.

Turkey is close to completing preparations for starting a grand project of digging of a canal connecting the Black Sea north of Istanbul to the Marmara Sea to the south, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday in a statement following a meeting with his party’s parliamentary bloc in Ankara.

“We have mostly completed our preparations to dig Kanal Istanbul, which is considered one of the largest and most strategic infrastructure projects in the country,” state news agency Anadolu Agency quoted Erdogan as saying.

The Turkish president added that the canal is expected to be 45 kilometres long, with a depth of 21 metres and a width of 275 metres.

Turkey is expected to lay the groundwork for the project this summer, Erdogan said.

According to Reuters, the project “has drawn criticism over its cost and environmental impact.”

Meanwhile, with the recent blockade of the Suez Canal, a trade link between the East and the West, many countries have voiced the need for more routes so that the world does not become isolated. One of the countries that said it was building the canal was Israel, which had previously said it was planning to build a new corridor in Aqaba to avoid problems in the days of the blockade of the Suez Canal.

Although there have been suggestions that it is necessary to expand and lengthen the Suez Canal, which has ruled out a recurrence of the problem that occurred when MV Ever Given crossed over recently.

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