It was stated that the negotiations for the sale of the third bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge) to Chinese companies got stuck. HabertürkHe stated that a wave of "uncertainty" emerged in the sales negotiations of the bridge to China Merchants Expressway, CMU, Zheijiang Expressway, Jiangsu Expressway, Sichuan Expressway and Anhui Expressway.
ICA, the consortium of IC İçtaş İnşaat-Astaldi, operating the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, started to negotiate with the Chinese for the sale of 2019 percent of the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and Northern Ring Motorway in the last months of 51.
When the coronavirus epidemic broke out, the talks were prolonged and although months passed, the desired result could not be achieved. The Chinese do not take the "decisive" step that will put an end to the issue of buying or taking over the bridge. Therefore, the fate of the sales or transfer process will take shape over time.