Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge: As explained by the President Gül at the groundbreaking ceremony of the 3rd bridge, the 3rd Istanbul Bridge will now be called Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge. The groundbreaking ceremony of the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge and the Northern Marmara Motorway Project is held with the participation of President Abdullah Gül, Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly Cemil Çiçek, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and some ministers.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Erdogan said: “Of course today is May 29th. We are together with you on the 560th anniversary of Fatih Sultan Mehmet's Conquest of Istanbul, closing a dark age and opening an age of light. On this occasion, I once again commemorate the commanders of the glorious sultan who accomplished the conquest of Istanbul. God rest the soul. He says that Fatih; “The trick is to push a city's body; Reâyâ is to push your heart out. " Fatih Mehmet, who was the sultan of the Ottoman Empire, who made the world shiver, wants to say that the real skill is to build cities and win the hearts of the people.
We continue to write history with the inspiration we draw from our past. Seven works to be made in Istanbul will be talked about around the world. We will no longer see heavy vehicles in our Istanbul. This bridge will also be a bridge that will protect the environment. I wish you good luck already. The third airport, whose tender was made, will make itself talk about in the world. I listen to it on TV from time to time, they say "so many trees are being cut down" and they don't know where it is. If he wandered around and saw it, it would seem like he was out of war. The airport will be modern with 5 runways. Two airports are not enough for Istanbul, we listen to the complaints of the passengers. A new tender is being held. And that is the Kanalİstanbul tender. They will talk a lot about that too. The caravan is on its way.
We have to do. By connecting the Black Sea to the Marmara, we will enable the passage of heavy tonnage vessels. Here, we are planning not to attract the population to Istanbul, but to distribute the settled population towards here. See Marmaray opens on October 29. A little bit south, two tubes under the strait, again, cars will come and pass from there. Would they mind such investments? Alsa would have done this by now. Another step is Yaslıada, I am not saying Yassıada. There, Mendere was executed. The decision was made there. Two ministers alike. Now we are making that island and the Sivriaday next to it a monument of democracy and freedom.
We are preparing for a new tender in the Golden Horn. We do not produce words, we produce work. Whatever you do in Gezi Park, we made our decision and we will revive history there. We allocate a place to those who want to plant trees.
Currently, the bridges are working with two and a half times the capacity, there is a waste of time. We're trying to build the future of Turkey's URL. It will be an exemplary project to the world. We are a great nation. Each project will be held in Istanbul will increase Turkey's prestige. Here is the project of the century, Marmaray, is about to be completed. We will open it on October 29.