İstanbul court orders suspension of 3rd airport's construction

February 10, 2014, Monday/ 23:16:00

In a surprise decision, an İstanbul adminsitrative court has ordered suspension of the construction of İstanbul's third airport, which Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan says would create launchpad for ascent of Turkish economy into strongest economies of the world within short time once the construction is completed.

The decision came after an enviromental organization filed a lawsuit to İstanbul 4th Administrative Court, asking the annulment of the Councils of State the Environmental Impact Analysis (ÇED), which played a crucial role in 'go-ahead' decision of the Environment and Urban Planning Ministry to hold tender about the contruction of the airport.

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