Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, published an article titled “We Think Big ısında in the September issue of Raillife magazine.
The Author of the Minister
The late Yahya Kemal's ğı As long as one imagines in the realm “has something to tell us. The dream is not only for us as individuals; it is as important as the truth for institutions and societies.
Our dream was also evident; to make every point of this country accessible and accessible… Because we know that; the road is never the only road alone. Road is civilization, road is horizon, road is vision, road is unity, road is friendship. Great civilizations are built on great roads. Road means transportation; industry, production, tourism, culture, safety, development means. That's why we connect all over Turkey with highways, airports and high-speed train lines. The Istanbul-Izmir Motorway, which we put into service last month, is a successful product of this dream.
This project will be a major driving factor in the development of the commercial and industry of the region as well as the safest and fastest way for our citizens to travel. See, thanks to this project, the industry and economy of Yalova, Bursa, Balıkesir, Manisa and the surrounding provinces will grow significantly. New investments in the region will be made in succession. For this reason, İzmir-Istanbul Motorway has a structure that will affect all of our country, especially Western Anatolia and Thrace. It will increase the export capacity of the region and our country; is an important project for the future of our country. This is an important proof of our country's not only thinking of today but also of the future. As we have always said, we are not only thinking about the present, but also the future of this country. 2023, or even the basics of throwing 2071, taking into account the ten years we are working in front of Turkey. Because we do not look at the world with the glasses while thinking for our country.
We think big.