Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon Railway Platform spokespersons M. Suat Hacısalihoğlu, Şaban Bülbül and Mustafa Yaylalı held a meeting for the railway. In the statement made after the meeting, it was stated that the shift of the railroad would not be accepted, and the good news given earlier were reminded. The platform requested the road construction date to be announced.
Chamber of Architects and City Planners Tepkili: "Where did İyidere Valley come from?"
Trabzon Chamber of Architects President Gürol Ustaömeroğlu also criticized the route change. Ustaömeroğlu said, “As a trade center, the railway must come to Trabzon. Where did İyidere Valley come from? It's not a plan to approve. " said. Drawing attention to the interests of the region, the President of the Chamber of City Planners, Ercan Şen said, "Direct access of the railway to Trabzon is mandatory for the development and interests of the region." he spoke.
Cora: "We Have a Promise to Our City, Nobody Should Worry"
While the Trabzon-Gümüşhane-Erzincan railway was expected to be included in the investment program, AK Party Trabzon Deputy Salih Cora made a statement after the work was started for the Aşkale-İyidere railway. Cora said, “Trabzon, Maçka Gümüşhane and Erzincan route is not our choice but the choice of the geography. We have a promise to our city and we follow this promise. Nobody should worry. " said.
Kaya: "Railway Should First Come to Trabzon"
While the Erzincan - Trabzon railway line was expected to be included in the investment program, CHP Trabzon Deputy Ahmet Kaya also reacted to the initiation of work for the Aşkale-İyidere railway line. Kaya said, “As promised, the railroad must first come to Trabzon, then reach Rize and Giresun from here, this is the right thing. Promises made to Trabzon require this. Nobody should play with Trabzon's 100-year dream. " said.
'Include in the Railway Investment Program!'
They wanted the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon Railway Project to be included in the investment program. Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon Railway Platform spokespersons M. Suat Hacısalihoğlu, Şaban Bülbül and Mustafa Yaylalı held a meeting. A written statement was made after the meeting where the final status of the Erzincan - Gümüşhane - Trabzon Railway project was evaluated. In the statement, emphasizing that the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon railway line will enable the export of gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, iron, pyrite, antimony, barite, limestone, clay and kaolin mines in Gümüşhane to the world at competitive prices. approximately 6 thousand people work directly in the Gümüşhane mines under conditions, and 30.000 people are positively affected indirectly by this action. It is aimed to reduce production costs by contributing to the logistics of mines by rail, to provide 50.000 direct and 200.000 indirect employment by realizing reserves, and to increase the socioeconomic development index of the region through reverse migration. With the increase in mining activities and technology accordingly, the increase in employment and the income of the region from exports will make a great contribution to the economy of the region and increase its competitiveness. Our last Prime Minister, Mr. Binali Yıldırım, in his speech in Erzincan in 2016, heralded that the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon railway, which was expected for more than 100 years, which he described as 'the will of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk', will be built until 2023. Mr. Yıldırım also emphasized the features of the project in his speech and 'We brought a railway to Erzincan. Now we will connect Trabzon to Erzincan, from there to Central Asia and Europe. Erzincan - Trabzon railway is the will of Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. We will build the Erzincan - Gümüşhane - Trabzon railway until 2023. Best wishes. There are 2 tunnels, 23 kilometers each. It enters under Zigana and exits Gümüşhane. We are not in a situation to leave and run because it is difficult The hard thing is done right away. The impossible takes a while 'excited our region with the expressions. Our President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whom we have always supported in projects that will carry our region forward, said in his speeches in Trabzon in 2018 and 2019, 'The new railway between Trabzon and Erzincan is a project that will increase the attractiveness of our city. We will implement our high-speed train project between Trabzon-Erzincan and add it to the high-speed train network. The study of this line is continuing. 'He gave us the biggest good news by using the expressions ".
"Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon Railway Will Provide Added Value For Our Region"
“When we consider all these, Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon railway; initially will provide Gumushane and regions of Turkey, the most efficient logistics integration with the precious metals in the world to provide a very large contribution to the economy, "called the statement" employment in the region, added value, export increasing Turkey's most rapidly over the sea Erzincan tradable goods produced in southern and eastern regions will meet via. The Erzincan - Gümüşhane - Trabzon railway will be connected to the Trabzon Investment Island Industrial Zone, where medium and high technology products will be produced, and then to the Rize Logistics Center, thus connecting the region to the Iron Silk Road from Beijing to London. integration is targeted. For all these reasons, we expect the construction work of the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon railway line to be completed and implemented immediately, our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and our esteemed ministers, who have always put our country among the world's largest economies and have always signed the greatest projects of the century. The project part of the 'Erzincan - Gümüşhane - Trabzon Railway (infrastructure) survey, project, engineering and consultancy' service procurement job, which was tendered in July 2018, was completed and delivered to the administration. We are now waiting for the good news of the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon Railway to be included in the investment program and the history of the construction tender as the people of the region and the business world ”.
'Let Trabzon Overcome the Maxi Luck, Now!'
Gürol Ustaömeroğlu, President of Trabzon Chamber of Architects, made a self-criticism while evaluating the attempts to shift the 100-year-old historical project Erzincan-Trabzon Railway route to the İyidere line. Ustaömeroğlu said that the people of Trabzon did not hit the table with his fist, and that the planned projects were implemented after 30-40 years, and that Trabzon should now beat this maks fortune.
Projects from morning to night should not be changed
Ustaömeroğlu said that the Erzincan-Trabzon railway route and the Samsun-Sarp railway line were once defended and discussed. Ustaömeroğlu stated that they defended the Samsun-Sarp railway, and that the urban light rail system could be put into practice at that time. Ustaömeroğlu said, “While we defended the Samsun-Sarp railway, other friends defended the Erzincan-Trabzon railway. We supported the Erzincan-Trabzon line with the idea that Trabzon will win eventually. We wanted it done as soon as possible. We could not understand what is happening now. The Rize lobby has suppressed. What kind of decision is this? What happened? The plan has changed. We watch what happened in amazement. Projects should not be changed from morning to night. " he spoke.
Railway East's Trade Center Should Come to Trabzon
Ustaömeroğlu said that the railway should be brought to the trade center Trabzon as soon as possible and said, “There is nothing that our state cannot do. Trabzon has always been the center of the East. There is a big port, airport, everything here. As a trade center, this railway must come to Trabzon. Where did İyidere Valley come from? It is definitely not a plan to approve. Erzincan-Trabzon line should come to life as soon as possible. Trabzon may win… ”he explained.
Passive… We Didn't Hit Our Fists on the Table
Ustaömeroğlu stated that Trabzon was living a dream and said, “The tangent road of Yavuz Selim Boulevard in Trabzon was designed in the 1960s. It was finished in the 2000s. We always go back 30-40 years. Kanuni Boulevard was included in the plan in the 1980s. Still not finished in the 2020s. Whatever Trabzon plans, it realizes it after 30-40 years. We still haven't brought up the Southern Ring Road. We still haven't even worked on the plans. The silence of Trabzon is dreaming. We could not realize a plan that would turn into real implementation. We are acting passively here. The public is also passive. He's not hitting the table with his fist. ” said.
Cora: We Have a Promise to Our City, Nobody Should Worry
While the Trabzon-Gümüşhane-Erzincan railway was expected to be included in the investment program, AK Party Trabzon Deputy Salih Cora made evaluations after the work was started for the Aşkale-İyidere railway. Stating that they discussed the issue with the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Adil Karaismalioğlu, Cora noted that Minister Karaismailoğlu did not confirm the claims that the Erzurum-Aşkale-Rize route was finalized. Noting that the route is still Erzincan, Gümüşhane, Maçka and Trabzon, Cora said, “Erzincan, Gümüşhane, Trabzon railway is the promise of our previous Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım Bey and our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the square of our city. He fulfilled his promise in Trabzon. We do not think that this project will be abandoned. Trabzon, Maçka Gümüşhane and Erzincan route is not our choice but the choice of the geography. This route is the silk road route of an ancient city, an ancient civilization. Trabzon is a city that has become the center of trade with its population, export figures and tax amount. Therefore, it is the city where the first state university of the region, the first port and the international sea and airport are located. The route commands this place. We have a promise to our city and we follow this promise. Nobody should worry, ”he said.
Kaya: He should come to Trabzon first
Although Trabzon has been waiting for the railway for almost a century, the repercussions of the work carried out for the Aşkale-İyidere railway line continue. Politicians as well as NGOs remind the promises given to Trabzon and expect Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon railway to be included in the investment program. CHP Trabzon Deputy Ahmet Kaya noted that the railroad is the most important issue for Trabzon and that the route change cannot be accepted. Deputy Kaya made the following statements about the railway. “Mr. President often says 'Geography is destiny'. Trabzon is one of the most important cities in the region, highlighted by this fate. It is on the historical Silk Road. It is the center of the region with its population, international port, airport and unique location. It is one of our cities where the most exports are made abroad and most importantly, the arrival of the railway to Trabzon is the will of the great Atatürk. As Trabzon, we have been waiting for this project for 100 years. Also; Former Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, AKP Transport Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, AKP Trabzon former Metropolitan Mayor O. Fevzi Gümrükçüoğlu and AKP Trabzon Provincial President Haydar Revi said, 'Route debates are over, the railway is good for Trabzon' and gave good news to Trabzon. The words are obvious, so where did this change of route come from? "
"He Said 'Do We Have A Condition To Escape" "
“Former Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım had said the following about the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon railway: 'Erzincan-Trabzon railway is Mustafa Kemal Atatürk's will. We will build the Trabzon-Erzincan railway until 2023, and we will start it. One of the most difficult projects in the world. Do we have the situation to leave and run because it is difficult? Do I have such an eye? The AK Party government works like this. ' Minister of Transport, Adil Karaismailoğlu, in his speech at the meeting attended by AK Party Trabzon Provincial Chairman, Trabzon Metropolitan Mayor, Trabzon Governor and Trabzon Deputies, put an end to the route discussions about the railway and stated that the route of the Erzincan Trabzon railway was clarified as Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Maçka-Trabzon. "
“Former AK Party Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Orhan Fevzi Gümrükçüoğlu: 'This is a great good news for our city and region, who have been dreaming of a railway for many years. The discussions such as whether the railroad will be built or not, and which route will it pass through are thus left behind. "Good luck to our city, region, country and nation."
“With the Erzincan-Trabzon Railway project, I hope the Silk Road, which is the historical trade route, will be revived with AK Party Trabzon Provincial Chairman Haydar Revi. A historical step has been taken for the Erzincan-Trabzon Railway, good luck to Trabzon. I would like to thank our dear Prime Minister, Ministers, Deputies and everyone who contributed, especially to our President and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. ' he said. "
Who Made This Betrayal to Trabzon?
“The words of AKP officials are obvious. Each of them gave us the good news that the Erzincan-Trabzon railway line was finalized, I ask the people of Trabzon. Where did this route change work come from? Were the promises and good news given to Trabzon and the people of Trabzon a lie? Or are the news that the route has changed lies? AKP officials come out, make a statement to Trabzon, tell the truth to this city! Is the railway line really shifted from Trabzon? If he was shifted, for what reason, and most importantly, who did this betrayal to Trabzon? "
I Invite to Resign
“Did they pay the price of unattended, incompetent politicians and administrators? We want this to show up. I invite 4 ministers from Trabzon, AK Party MPs, Trabzon Metropolitan Mayor and AK Party Provincial Chair to make a statement on this issue. Did you make fun of Trabzon and the people of Trabzon when saying good news of the railroad and saying good luck? Was the railway taken away after the logistics base project? If so, I would like to invite all AKP officials who promised a railway to Trabzon and deceived the people of Trabzon with the good news of the railway, to resign. Trabzon was told that the railway project was ready, the route was determined as Erzincan-Kelkit-Gümüşhane-Maçka-Trabzon and it was finalized, it was said that the route discussions were over and good news was given. Thanks to the President and the AKP Ministers. Was it all a lie? Nobody has the right to play with the hopes and future of this city! We do not want to live with the railway, and we never accept it, what we have experienced about the Logistics Base, which is said to be built in Trabzon. By what right and by whom has a project been taken from us with a specific route? We expect answers to these questions. "
It is not possible to change the route
Trabzon City Planners Chamber President Ercan Şen stated that Erzincan-Trabzon railway must come to Trabzon for the interests of the region. Şen said, “It is not possible to change the Erzincan-Trabzon Railway route to Erzincan-Rize route. Trabzon is the focal point of all regional and high-level transport connections for 5 provinces. " said.
How Can Legal Fixed Route Change?
Noting that Erzincan-Trabzon Railway route is registered in the railway network, Şen said, `` We know that the railway sectoral projects document of our Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure in 2018 is a 'strategy document' for the implementation of transportation policies and targets, and according to this document, spatial and sectoral decisions are made at regional and local levels. . What should be is to direct investment and development through such a document. When the documents regarding these railway routes are examined, it is clear that the project of the Erzincan-Gümüşhane-Trabzon line was prepared and this route was included in the railway network in the ministry records. While it is legally fixed that such sectoral strategic documents are not valid documents, it is not understandable how it is possible to change the route without their analysis, justification and without being included in the railway strategy document! " he spoke.
It is not possible to change the route
Revealing the reasons that the regional center of Trabzon Sen, "Trabzon Turkey economic regions of the province (NUTS) in which the bottom of the center of the eastern Black Sea region (TR90) and therefore Army of impact and its hinterland, Giresun, Rize, Artvin, Gumushane, where the provinces of that center, It is not possible to change the railway route as Erzincan-Rize route, forgetting that these issues are clearly stated in the country's development plans, strategy documents and environmental planning plans and recorded as legal documents, and that it is a commercial and port city in the historical process. Accepting such an approach does not seem possible when the regional development dynamics and potentials are considered. Trabzon is a regional and high-level service center for the 5 provinces I mentioned above and is the focal point of all transportation connections. The direct access of the railroad to the city of Trabzon is imperative for the development and interests of the region. " made a statement in the form.