Karaismailoğlu said, “Our airport, whose new name is Erzincan Yıldırım Akbulut, will continue to serve by increasing its service quality from now on. I hope that the name of the late Yıldırım Akbulut, who is an exceptional name in Turkish politics, will always live in our hearts with Erzincan Yıldırım Akbulut Airport and will not be forgotten forever.”
Adil Karaismailoğlu, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, attended the Yıldırım Akbulut Airport Name Change Ceremony in Erzincan with AK Party Deputy Chairman Binali Yıldırım. Expressing that he commemorates Yıldırım Akbulut, who passed away last April 14, with respect, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “The late Yıldırım Akbulut, the former Prime Minister and Speaker of the Assembly, who was one of the precious statesmen raised by Erzincan, who had a place in Turkish political history with his dignity, lost on April 14. We changed the name of Erzincan Airport to Erzincan Yıldırım Akbulut Airport with the Presidential Decision in order to keep the name of Istanbul alive forever.
“Erzincan is a city that has trained many statesmen at the highest levels”
Emphasizing that Yıldırım Akbulut will always be remembered for his valuable services, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Deceased Yıldırım Akbulut was the closest companion of our late President Turgut Özal during the years of demilitarization efforts in politics. He performed duties at the highest levels in the way of serving our beloved nation, as a Member of Parliament, the Ministry, the Speaker of the Assembly and the Prime Minister's Office. He took an exceptional place in our nation's hearts without losing anything from his humble, honest and courteous personality among the difficult conditions of politics and without making any concessions from them throughout his life. On this occasion, God's mercy on him again; My condolences to his family, loved ones and our nation. Erzincan is a city that has trained many statesmen at the highest levels. Binali Yıldırım, our AK Party Deputy Chairman, who went down in history as Turkey's last Prime Minister, is one of them. I would like to thank them once again," he said.
“We always plan one step ahead with the mind of the state”
Our ultimate goal; Turkey's ultimate goal is to implement Holistic Development by supporting the national economic independence approach; Pointing out that his goal is to implement Holistic Development by supporting the national economic independence approach, Minister Karaismailoğlu said, “Since 2003, our country has been doing well in the field of transportation and communication with its self-sacrificing efforts to compete with the world in transportation, communication, informatics, and raise the quality of life of our people. we have passed the age. Under the leadership of our President, we continue our investments without slowing down. Between Asia, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Caucasus and the Northern Black Sea; We have transformed Turkey into an international corridor in every mode of transportation. We always plan one step ahead with the mind of the state. Our ultimate goal; to implement Holistic Development by supporting the national economic independence approach. For this reason, we continue to take steps to turn Turkey into a leader in the Middle Corridor and the largest logistics power in the world.”
“7 separate highway projects continue in Erzincan”
Minister Karaismailoğlu, who gave information about the investments made in Erzincan in the last 19 years, continued his words as follows: “Before the AK Party governments came to power, only 14 km of divided roads were built in Erzincan. We have reached a total of 339 km by making 353 km of divided roads. Erzincan; We connected it to Erzurum, Gümüşhane and Sivas with divided roads. We made Erzincan the center of the Northern TETEK road connecting Turkey from east to west. Today, we continue our 3 different highway projects such as Refahiye-Kuruçay-İliç Road, Kemaliye-Dutluca-Arapgir Road, Refahiye-(Erzincan-Kelkit) Junction Road, Turnçayırı Bridge on Başköy-Çayırlı-Mercan road with a project cost of over 113 billion 7 million liras. is doing. Currently, our Sivas-Erzincan High Speed Railway Project works continue. As in all his other investments, our AK Party Deputy Chairman, Binali Yıldırım, has a great effort and hard work in this giant work. “
Karaismailoğlu concluded his words as follows: “Our airport, whose new name is Erzincan Yıldırım Akbulut, will continue to serve by increasing its service quality even more. While I am ending my speech with these feelings and thoughts, I hope that the name of the late Yıldırım Akbulut, who is an exceptional name in Turkish Politics, will always live in our hearts with Erzincan Yıldırım Akbulut Airport and will not be forgotten forever.”