President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made statements about Kanal Istanbul in the joint publication of CNN TÜRK-Kanal D. "If we cannot find finance, we will do it with the national budget," said Erdogan on the Canal Istanbul Project.
Erdogan stated that when there are questions about the tender for Kanal Istanbul and whether the tender will be announced from the opposition front or not, “I once find this question to be explained or not? What it means is of course explained. So we are now building the Third Bridge in our period. Didn't we explain? Marmaray was made. Didn't we explain? Eurasia was made. Osmangazi was held. We explained all of this. We have already made their auctions by explaining. Now this will be done in the same way here. ” said.
Erdogan, stressing that there are two important factors, said:
“One of them has been planned once for this job. The project work has been completed. This is the most important thing. Plan, project. When it comes to the financial point, we can do it here with BOT (build-operating-transfer). We do it with two national budgets. What my heart desires is to do this with the BOT system. Why? Because a penny is out of our safe, according to the agreement we will make, the companies that have loaded it find its source and make this channel. My heart desires this because it does not leave us, the national budget. We found it, we find it, if we cannot find it, we do it from the national budget. Are Turkish contractors involved in this job from the national budget or not? I believe they can get into Istanbul Airport, as they enter. Maybe they will find the loan from the outside. They take this step with this loan they find. ”
Erdogan said that a message was thrown on the way to the program, said:
“In that message, unfortunately, I would not name the newspaper in the construction of the first bridge, but you know, you know. He says there 50 years ago. 'The construction of the First Bridge says that Istanbul is a disaster. See, the same mentality did this on the Second Bridge, and they did it on the third. One of the reasons that delayed us from finishing Marmaray was this Chamber of Architects and Engineers. He has not been a promoter of any good work. It is always standing in the face. Presidential Complex. The CHP is still dealing with this. The Council of State has a decision. Everything is over. It's still 'here is a fugitive'. ”