Gumushane Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GTSO) President Ismail Akcay, Erzincan-Gumushane-Trabzon Railway Project and made public statements about the different route discourses made important statements.
GTSO President İsmail Akçay, stating that the different routes of discourse expressed in the public is unacceptable, I regreted the statements made by our President of the Distinguished Rize Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RTSO) Şaban Aziz Karamehmetoğlu about the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon Railway Project.
RTSO President emphasized that he is Rize Nationalist in his statement and argues that Erzincan-Gumushane-Trabzon railway Project is a wrong line and that it is a line to be built on the Rize route.
It is not correct to compare the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon route, which has no other alternative than the highway, to the region which has rich transportation roads such as sea, airway and highway.
This is the narrow view of ethnocentric nationalism that embraces the idea of us alone. It has no place when considering the country and social interests.
Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic, always emphasizes that the way to become stronger and richer as a country is through exports.
Today, we have an important export potential of 100 million dollars annually in Gümüşhane. The most important and only alternative of our exports, which may be multiples of this in the short and medium term, is the rail network and its transportation. At the moment of the project tender, the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon railway project line has also been used as an important trade route in different historical periods since the past and has provided significant gains to all civilizations and states using this line.
We want to be rich not only with the province but with the country. He said that Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon and the railway line to be continued in this region, which has been used as an important trade route for both regional and our country's interests, even in different historical periods since the past, is the most correct and the route. ”