Büyükerşen criticized the work carried out by TCDD: Eskişehir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen from CHP said that the work, which was started to be built as a green area by the State Railways on the High Speed Train (YHT) underpass line in the city center, but was stopped due to no allowance, was more concrete than green space. . Büyükerşen said, "Some even made a comparison that" it looks like pillboxes that the Nazis lined up on the beach to prevent the allies from landing in Normandy. "
Mayor Yılmaz Büyükerşen held a press conference in the municipal council hall.
Büyükerşen stated that AK Party Eskişehir Deputy Harun Karacan made statements to the press members about the works carried out by the State Railways on the YHT underpass line yesterday:
“This project has been changed many times. In fact, since our first project was to be on the boulevard, Murat Mercan was an AK Party deputy at that time. In a press conference, he stated that this will bring great benefits to Eskişehir and that that boulevard will help solve Eskişehir's traffic problems, and he said, “We will call this place Tayyip Erdoğan Boulevard”. And we liked it very much. State Railways rolled up their sleeves and started to work. However, State Railways made changes. They introduced the top of the tunnel with visuals. They said there will be a walking path, people will target them. The top of the tunnel looked like a green field. We did that too. But when things started to be done, we saw that a very large concrete pile emerges from the green area. Some even said, "It looks like pillboxes the Nazis lined up on the beach to prevent the allies from landing in Normandy during the Second World War." Everyone complained. No matter what party or opinion, not everyone was satisfied in this situation. "
Yılmaz Büyükerşen stated that the works were stopped due to the lack of funds and wanted this place to be a boulevard. Stating that if there is a boulevard they can do the asphalting works themselves, Büyükerşen said, “Whether it is the Boulevard, whoever they name it. Since the property is theirs, they can give the name they want to the work they will build ”.