Unauthorized addition to ultra-luxury villa

A demolition order has been issued for the villa of civil engineer İsmet Ertekin, owner of KDM Urban Transformation Center and Öz Anadolu Construction Supervision, in the ultra-luxury Toskana Villas in Büyükçekmece, due to an illegal addition of a floor and living area. The final state of the villa, with approximately 230 square meters of unauthorized construction, was captured in aerial footage.

Publication: 28.06.2024 - 16:17
Unauthorized addition to ultra-luxury villa
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The $5 million Toskana villa, owned by Ertekin, who is also an architect and the owner of KDM Urban Transformation Center and Öz Anadolu Construction Supervision, is set to be demolished due to unlicensed structures and illegal additions.

Ertekin has criminal cases filed against him in the Bakırköy, Büyükçekmece, and Silivri prosecutor's offices for 'abuse of office' and 'breach of trust.' Following a tip-off about the illegal construction, the Büyükçekmece Zoning Directorate took action and recorded the violations.

Under Law No. 3194 on Zoning, official reports dated January 2, 2024, and March 13, 2024, were issued, initiating legal proceedings. Police and municipal teams arrived at the villa to demolish the illegal structures built without the necessary permits.

Subsequently, excavators and heavy machinery from the Büyükçekmece Municipality were on standby in front of the villa. It was reported that the villa owners requested time to carry out the demolition themselves. If the demolition is not completed within the specified period, the municipality will proceed with the demolition.

"Expanded 350 Square Meters to 580 Square Meters"

Businessman Ebubekir Kaynar stated, "We want the illegal parts of villa number 265 in Toskana Valley, Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, to be demolished as soon as possible. If these areas are not demolished, it will set a precedent for other illegal structures. A demolition order has been issued for the illegal parts of İsmet Ertekin's villa in Toskana Valley, and official records have been kept. We thank our Büyükçekmece Mayor Hasan Akgün. İsmet Ertekin expanded his villa, which originally had 350 square meters of usable space, to 580 square meters with illegal constructions. They converted parking spaces into living areas, added reinforced concrete buildings around the pool, raised the roof by 2 meters, and added 2 rooms and 2 bathrooms. An illegal winter garden was enclosed as a living area. The 2nd Istanbul Regional Administrative Court approved the demolition. The request to halt the execution was rejected. We expect the illegal structure to be demolished as soon as possible," he said.