Saturday, April 30, 2011
New Canal Between the Marmara and Black Seas
Erdogan has announced in a press conference his "crazy" project (these are his words.) The canal as seen in the above picture is in approximately the same area as the Anastasian Wall. Althougth Erdogan states that the location is a secret, it probably not to hard to discern the probable location.
The overridding question is how this will imperil the Anastasian Wall and other archeological sites in the area. While economoic development is essential, should it destroy the cultural heritage of Thrace? This area also contains a unique ecology and habitats. One in particular, is the feeding and breeding grounds for storks. It will also destroy the village life of many in the area.
Go to the following link from TurkishNY.com to read more on this issue: