Istanbul’s third airport – an ecocide megaproject

Posted By on June 3, 2016

A vast area of forests, lakes, farmland and coastline is being systematically destroyed for Istanbul’s third airport, north of the city on the Black Sea coast. The video shows only small parts of the construction site. The plan is to build an aerotropolis (an airport surrounded by commercial and industrial development) covering a vast area – 76 square kilometres. Trees are felled, lakes filled in and land reclamation damages the coastline. The third airport is an ecocide megaproject.

Photos of Istanbul third airport site visit, 7th May 2016: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosekb/albums/72157667861481962
Photos of Kuzey Ormanları Savunması (North Forest Defence) protest, 7th May 2016: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rosekb/albums/72157665779421464
Video: İstanbul 3rd Airport Construction – Yeniköy – May 2015 (Eng Subtitled) https://vimeo.com/133509417
Video: The 3rd Airport Project in İstanbul Against Life, Nature, Environment, Humanity and Law https://vimeo.com/123657571
Kuzey Ormanları Savunması (Northern Forest Defence) website information about Istanbul’s third airport
http://www.kuzeyormanlari.org/tag/3-havalimani/

Report by Kuzey Ormanları Savunması (Northern Forest Defence): The Third Airport Project: Vis-a-Vis Life, Nature, Environment, People and Law http://www.kuzeyormanlari.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/3rd_airport_project.pdf

GAAM blog: Major investigation of eco-destruction for Istanbul’s third airport
Major investigation of eco-destruction for Istanbul’s third airport

Ecologist article: Campaigners resist destruction of Istanbul forests and wetlands for airport megaproject
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2960616/campaigners_resist_destruction_of_istanbul_forests_and_wetlands_for_airport_megaproject.html

GAAM website: https://antiaero.org/
GAAM Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntiAeroGAAM
GAAM Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GAAMovement
GAAM Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+GlobalAntiAerotropolisMovementGAAM/posts
GAAM Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/aaerotropolis/

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Istanbul's third airport - an ecocide megaproject