Construction is the key factor in Turkey’s booming economy: currently the government has more than half a trillion dollars’ worth of planned, ongoing or recently completed building projects across the country. Oppulent projects that strive back to the glory and splendour of the Ottoman Empire. Erdoğan’s immense “White Palace” with more than 1000 rooms, İstanbul’s third airport that aims at becoming world’s largest, the digging of a whole “new Bosporus” making an island out of İstanbul and the construction of the biggest mosque in the history of the republic. All of these projects are highly contested regarding environmental and social impacts.
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is jumping for catching the moon. But what seems to result in a clear victory might also be the beginning of a rapid decline.When Erdoğan was mayor of Istanbul, the security court sent him to prison. After his release he overthrew his former patron Necmettin Erbakan.He changed the style of the Islamist’s agitation.
Turkish Energy minister Taner Yıldız claimed, that a Cat caused the electricity cuts in the capital Ankara during the local election on the 30th of March.