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Erdogan called the start date of the construction of the Istanbul canal




In Turkey, at the end of June this year, a ceremony is scheduled to begin the construction of the Istanbul Canal bypassing the Bosphorus Strait. This was announced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on May 29 at the opening of a TV tower in the Chamlija district of Istanbul, Anadolu Ajansi reports.

“Of course, there will be those who express concern about this mega-project,” the Turkish leader said. “That won't stop us.”

According to him, the implementation of the Istanbul Canal project will increase the geostrategic significance of the Turkish metropolis.

Earlier, on May 27, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the decision of the US White House to recognize the Armenian Genocide in 1915.



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