The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) responded to the privatization allegations in a statement made on its website. In the statement, “TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ's public service obligation will end at the end of this year, the said service will be tendered by open tender method as of 2021, and the tender will be awarded. kazanThe moment will be fulfilled by the railway train operator. There is no such thing as the termination of passenger and freight transportation activities within TCDD or the privatization of TCDD.
In the written statement made by TCDD; “There was a need to make public disclosures regarding UNRIGHT NEWS published in some written and internet media under the heading“ they sell TCDD ”.
As is known, came into force on May 1, 2013 "Turkey, No. 6461 Law on the Liberalization of Railway Transport" was performed with the liberalization of the railway sector. Thus, as in the airline sector, the railway sector was also effectively liberalized in 2017, and the private sector railway enterprises, together with TCDD, were intended to operate competitively under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.
With the enactment of the railway liberalization law numbered 6461, 2 private sector train operators other than TCDD also started their freight transportation activities by obtaining their freight transportation authorization. Authorization procedures for private sector train operations continue for passenger transportation.
On lines where it is not possible to carry out commercial passenger transport by rail, transportation is contractually fulfilled as a "Public Service Obligation". The public service obligation of TCDD Taşımacılık AŞ, which still carries out this service, will expire at the end of this year, and the said service will be tendered by open tender method as of 2021. kazanThe moment will be fulfilled by the railway train operator.
Our investments in the railway infrastructure are continuing in order to provide high quality, safe and economical railway operations in our country. In addition to infrastructure investments, our investments for the provision of High Speed Train sets, Electric and Diesel sets are also continuing in order to continue rail transport services by TCDD.
There is no such thing as terminating passenger and cargo transportation activities within TCDD or privatization of TCDD. ” expressions were used.