Speaking about the transportation ordeal, Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Topbaş said, “What will those who oppose the third bridge say now? Here is the need. They do not want ... They delayed the Marmaray project for 4 years due to archaeological excavations. Am I responsible? ” said.
Mayor Kadir Topbaş reacted with the lion's share of the criticism when the city transportation stopped because of the maintenance work on the bridge.
Speaking to Aksam, Topbas made the following evaluations:
'We live in a city with two continents. We have two main axes, our two bridges. Maintenance is mandatory in someone. What are we gonna do? What will those who oppose the third bridge say now? Here is the need. They do not want ... They delayed the Marmaray project for 4 years due to archaeological excavations. Am I responsible? Also, the bridge maintenance business is not mine. Our ministry of responsibility. This is our ministry. We are not throwing it off but this is the truth. KGM does it. It also depends on our Ministry of Transport. They explained very well. Mandatory work. They say 'alternative way'. We have come a long way. We built tunnels. We only invested 24.3 quadrillion in transportation. We spent 10 quadrillion on the metro. May they be in vain. I looked at the numbers of maritime transport, the citizen is not interested, only works with ten percent capacity. ”
Topbaş, 'Why in Artvin? Why is he not returning to Istanbul? ' He answered his questions and criticisms: “Those periods have passed. We are in the age of communication. The sitting period at the table is over. I master everything from Artvin. I get information every hour. My team is working. We managed to institutionalize. I must be congratulated for this. I've been in politics for 38 years. Let me drink with the public. While I was walking on the mountain in Artvin, I met a group of people from Istanbul. Oh, my president, don't leave us, you have had great services in Istanbul. I look at the media, I guess there are people looking for another president. If the media does so, it loses public trust.
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