Decision to Demolish TOGO Towers of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality

A statement has come from the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality (ABB) regarding the TOGO Towers, which are at the center of rent claims in Ankara.

In the statement made on ABB’s social media account, it was announced that the demolition decision has been made for the TOGO towers.

The meeting in which the committee’s decision regarding TOGO Towers was taken was held today under the chairmanship of the Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, Mansur Yavaş. During the meeting, it was decided to demolish the TOGO Towers.

made by the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.Demolition decision for TOGO TowersThe statement titled ” was as follows:

  • The meeting where the decision of the committee regarding TOGO Towers will be taken was held today under the chairmanship of the Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, Mr. Mansur YAVAŞ.
  • At the meeting, the letter written to our municipality by the Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization of Ankara Governorate, various court decisions and zoning legislation were evaluated together, and THE DECISION TO DESTROY TOWERS WHICH WAS ALREADY SEALED was TAKEN.
  • Although the decision to reduce the previous one to 1.5% in the Municipal Assembly was taken unanimously by all political parties; Members of the AK party and MHP did not attend today’s council meeting where the demolition decision was taken.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Former MP Sinan Aygün, the proposal to increase the construction of the so-called “Togo Towers” on Ankara Eskişehir Road to the previous “1.50 previous to 2.50” came to the Council of the Metropolitan Municipality of ‘Ankara, which was under the AKP administration at the time. This proposal states that “13 plan notes are planned, including an increase in hidden precedent; It was rejected with opposition from the AK Party, CHP and MHP parliamentary group with the statements that the proposal does not comply with zoning legislation, planning principles and principles. On July 15, 2016, the Metropolitan City Council was again asked to increase the previous one to 2.50. The city council, which had previously rejected this request on the grounds that it was a secret precedent, decided to change the precedent from 1.50 to 2.10, despite opposition from members of the CHP and the MHP, even though its membership and demands were the same. The construction area to be built on 20,000 square meters has been increased to 120,000 square meters.

On November 27, 2016, a person by the name of Şevket Eryılmaz filed a petition with the council of the Metropolitan Municipality and stated: “The shareholders of the company in the Commercial Registry Gazette filed a complaint with the Chamber of Architects that the plot was the secret partner of Ömer Akgül. , leader of the terrorist organization FETÖ/PDY, through his brother Mehmet Akgül, requested that this decision be reconsidered by the Metropolitan City Council, on the grounds that the decision to stay the execution had been taken by means of a stay of execution, and that the insistence on multiplying the precedent again in the same place prevents the fight against this treacherous organization. showed the court decision 1 month ago and said that the company is now a sole proprietorship.Provided that this previous increase occurs, Aygün is committed to building an eco the of 32 classrooms in the form of free subsidy in the plan notes.

Following the lawsuit filed by the Chamber of Architects against the increase of the precedent to 2.10 on April 6, 2018, the 17th Administrative Court of Ankara overturned the secret increase of the precedent on the grounds that it was “contrary to the plans and principles of urban planning”. On August 12, 2018, the Metropolitan Municipality Council implemented the annulment decision of the 17th Administrative Court of Ankara during the period of Mayor Mustafa Tuna and decided to return to the plot its former zoning status.

The 5th Administrative Affairs Division of the Ankara Regional Administrative Court also approved the annulment decision issued by the local court on April 11, 2019.

Sinan Aygün claimed that after the construction of the so-called “Togo Towers” in Soğuzözü was sealed, Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mansur Yavaş and his team demanded a bribe from him of 25 million lire in order to make the “previous increase” proposed. Denying the allegations, Mansur Yavaş said, “I will hold responsible everyone who sold packages to Ankara.”

The sixth chamber of the Council of State confirmed the decision on the grounds that raising the previous one to 2.10 was “contrary to the plans and principles of urban planning”. With the decision of the Council of State, it became clear that “the previous secret increase is illegal and contrary to the principles of town planning, and that the building was built illegally”.

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