Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey, said, “Today we are opening the service between Kınalı Intersection and Çatalca Intersection. With this coming into service, transit traffic from neighboring provinces in the east and west directions, from the border gates, will have the opportunity to pass without entering Istanbul. ” said.
In his speech at the Kinali-Odayeri Section (Between Kinali-Catalca Junction) Opening Ceremony, Turhan said that Istanbul is one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Stating that Istanbul, which has many civilizations in its history, witnessed many events, Turhan said, “Istanbul became the subject of writers' poems and novels. This city, which contains the contributions of humanity to the common accumulation of civilization and its natural and cultural riches, is the legacy of our child's legacy. People living in this city sometimes experienced sweet and bitter events in their past. Although he had difficulty in his test with garbage, mud and pit, he left his managers in the class in air and water testing, but he also knew how to raise his sons who would save the baht land. ” he spoke.
Turhan stated that the city gained many works with the service policy that started on the day when President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was elected as the mayor of Istanbul.
“This highway was built as four departures and four arrivals. Our road, the construction of which we started in 2013, was opened to traffic after 30 August 2016. Today, a total of 29 kilometers has been put into service with a 286-kilometer section between Kınalı Junction and Çatalca Junction. We are planning to open the remaining 112 kilometers by the end of this year. Today, with the support of you, we are opening the service between Kınalı Junction and Çatalca Junction. Once this is put into service, transit traffic from neighboring provinces in the east and west directions will have the opportunity to pass without entering Istanbul. This will shorten the road of transit traffic, which has to pass through Istanbul, by 18 kilometers, and will provide an economic transportation. ”
Giving information about the ongoing works of the project, Turhan said that under the leadership of President Erdoğan, they will close the distant people under the testimony of the nation.