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15/10/2013 - Istanbul - Tarlabasi area - Building who's going to be demolish for the Tarlabasi renovation project. It is very hazardous to penetrate as lot of them are use for drugs deal.
Since 2005, the city is going forward with the controversial project call “The Tarlabasi Renovation project”. It claim to revive this poor area of Istanbul, bringing down more than 20 000 square meter of old buildings and replacing them with brand new apartments, hotels, condos, shopping mall, etc. The problem is, 95% of the population living in this area are Kurdish. There is no way they will be able to afford an apartment in the renovated area, most of them going to be evicted and move to one of the suburbs surrounding Istanbul so moving them from a very poor area to another one. The situation there is very explosive, you can feel the tension when you talk to the Kurdish people living in Tarlabasi. The “Tarlabasi Renovation Project” aimed to be finish by 2015.
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