Controversy Growing in Turkey Over Erdogan’s Massive Canal Project

VOA News | Jan 15, 2020 at 7:40 PM
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s project to provide an alternative route to the Bosporus waterway is becoming increasingly mired in controversy.
  • Yet environmentalists warn that building a canal could destroy local water supplies and the regional ecosystem when the canal connects  Marmara  and Black seas.
  • Experts also warn Erdogan’s canal plans are likely to face growing international push-back because of fears the project could undermine the Montreux Treaty.