Istanbul is being removed from the UNESCO World Heritage List!
Due to the natural, cultural and socio-economic damages that are created by the implementation of urban projects in Istanbul, UNESCO is about to move the city into “The List of World Heritage in Danger”!
According to the draft decision document of the World Heritage Committee, if the authorities do not take precautions against the negative effects of urban projects such as transportation, urban transformation and physical renewals, UNESCO will first change Istanbul’s situation to the World Heritage in Danger and will completely dismiss the city from the World Heritage List in 2011. UNESCO will finalise its decision on July 25.
We, who are aware of the necessity of saying NO to the projects which are implemented without our will, which interfere our living spaces, which destroy our historical and natural heritage and generates social exclusion, are against the implementation of such projects.
Last 20 Days to Act and Say NO!
UNESCO proposes the suspension of the Halic Metro Bridge construction as an important condition for securing the city’s position in the World Heritage List. Thus, it is urgent to act against the construction of the bridge before it is too late, not only as the citizens of Istanbul but also as the citizens from all over the world! Have your say and sign your name in to save Istanbul!