The law, which opens the railway transportation to the private sector, was adopted by the General Assembly of the Assembly.

The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD), the most radical change in the history of editing that will make transport over private companies, state-owned rail network. Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım stated that the current value of TCDD is 100.

With the law, TCDD will be restructured as a railway infrastructure operator. TCDD's units related to the train operation were separated and TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. was established. TCDD will be the operator on the national railway infrastructure network. Private companies will be able to build their own railway infrastructure and get permission from the ministry to operate on the national railway network. If the companies want to establish a railway infrastructure, the necessary immovable properties will be collected from the relevant company and expropriated by the state. In favor of the company, 49 will be used free of charge in the year. Except for forests, those used in the functions and activities of TCDD from the immovable properties in the state will be transferred to TCDD together with the structures and facilities on it after they are registered in the name of the Treasury. The immovables that are allocated to the Ministry of National Defense and the Turkish Armed Forces are in the inventory. All debts of TCDD will be transferred to the Treasury and liquidated in order to make new investments and to receive international debts.


The opposition reacted to the law for the privatization of TCDD and the sale of immovables. Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, answered the following:

Or State Railways are selling its future, selling its future, what will happen? “. With all its infrastructure, real estate and inventory tools, DDY has an asset of more than 100 billion. DDY does not sell any land without having to. It does joint projects with municipalities, local administrations or some public institutions only in cities, producing projects to bring these to the city and to make it the city's lung. There is no sale of this law. It is aimed to open the infrastructure of the railways to the private sector. Demir

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