Controversy Growing in Turkey Over Erdogan's Massive Canal Project
By Dorian Jones
January 15, 2020 07:40 PM
ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's project to provide an alternative route to the Bosporus waterway is becoming increasingly mired in controversy.
Erdogan is presenting his "Canal Istanbul" initiative as preserving Istanbul, but environmental and financial concerns are escalating over the grandiose scheme, dubbed as the construction project of the decade.
In freezing rain, thousands of people in Istanbul queued for hours to sign a petition protesting Erdogan's canal plan.
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