A record participation was achieved in the "Tuzla Aydınlık Evler" project, the cheapest social housing application in Turkey, consisting of a total of 13 independent units, the foundation of which was laid on 2021 December 343 by İBB subsidiary KİPTAŞ. Speaking at the drawing ceremony held among 158 thousand 42 people approved by the notary public, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu“We will continue to generate business for Istanbul. In every aspect of Istanbul; We will continue to be a meticulous management in every aspect, from social housing to its infrastructure, from the company that makes the most metro in the world, to the municipality that has given Istanbul the most green space in one period. And at the end of the day, we will make 16 million people of this city happy. We have never been and never will be in an effort to make a handful of people happy.”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) subsidiary KİPTAŞ determined the beneficiaries of Turkey's cheapest social housing project "Tuzla Aydınlık Evler", the foundation of which was laid on 13 December 2021, with a lottery held in the presence of a notary public. The drawing ceremony of the project, which will consist of 312 residences, 21 commercial areas and 1 kindergarten, was held by the President of IMM. Ekrem İmamoğluwith the participation of KIPTAS Headquarters building in Zeytinburnu. Sharing the information that there were nearly 343 thousand applications to the project, which consists of 160 independent units in total, with a record participation, İmamoğlu underlined that this situation stemmed from the trust of citizens in IMM.
İMAMOĞLU: WE DO EVERY BUSINESS IN FRONT OF PEOPLE'S EYES
İmamoğlu explained the reasons for trusting them, “We are transparent. Everything we do, we do in front of people. There is no emotion, no action in its background. KİPTAŞ is the company and institution of 16 million people and acts with the feeling of 'what can we produce for 16 million people'. He spends his resources on the good reconstruction of this city and on people owning property with the right housing model. Plus; reveals its struggle to provide housing to people in need of social housing in the cheapest way possible. Plus; It strives to implement campuses with high quality of life and construction and where happy individuals live. Besides transparency, there is a high sense of quality in the middle. In addition to this, we are managing a model that allows people to own their homes, by holding ceremonies and drawing lots in front of the cameras in such a clear and lawful manner at the point of who will buy, that is, about 170 people trust.
CALLS COOPERATION TO PROPERTY OWNERS
Emphasizing that their aim is to produce social housing for citizens at the most affordable prices in Turkey, İmamoğlu said, “We also call on all property owners who want to cooperate with us in this sense. We produce safe projects. We produce the right business. The door of KİPTAŞ is open to every person and institution who only thinks about making good use of their land. Our concern and our view of the process is to bring the healthiest, highest quality and maximum value-producing projects to Istanbul. Let them come. Let them share their processes with us. We are an institution ready to produce as much social housing as Istanbul needs.” Reminding that there are obstacles in front of them in this sense, İmamoğlu said, “We know that even the zoned land of KİPTAŞ -I explained how they bought it- turned it into a green area by using the majority in the Assembly -which our legal struggle continues. Even our own land, by paying the money in their own time, giving it to the institution (there is even a model at the entrance of our KIPTAŞ building), turning that land into a green area… Why? This institution should not do business there.”
“LET US SUPPORT US, NOT BADGE IT”
Pointing out that millions of liras were made to some people by paying high amounts of money in this way, İmamoğlu reminded that the file they were investigating within the institution was confiscated by the Ministry of Interior. “In this sense, despite all these difficulties, we produce both land and housing,” said İmamoğlu.
“For this reason, I invite institutions and organizations. We invite 39 district municipalities to cooperate with us with the feeling of being a part of the process of KİPTAŞ, the reliable subsidiary of İBB. Let them support us, not hinder us. Wherever I go, I invite the mayor of that county. Wherever I go, I invite you to the groundbreaking ceremony. Wherever I go, I invite the mayor of that district to the opening ceremony or the key-handling ceremony. Why? The mayor of the district there is also a mayor elected by the vote of the people, and I am the Mayor of the Metropolitan, elected by the vote of the people. We will produce respect for each other, together we will produce jobs for our people. In this regard, I invite our 39 district municipalities to cooperate with us in producing this work. Then, we will all be in a position that is more prestigious in the eyes of the citizens and can meet the citizens in a more meaningful way in the next election. In this respect, I feel that our mayors, who are trying to sue, prevent, and produce special lawsuits against some of our processes, are caught in the political turbulence that is being created against us, myself and our administration. Let them quit. That turbulence will hurt them. Those caught in that turbulence should believe that in the next election, they will not even be able to appear before the citizens and ask for votes. Let them produce work. Let them be with the job creator. Let them oppose what we do not produce. These people, these people, know very well which mayors they are. I call them from here: They should make a special effort to generate business with us.”
“WE WILL MAKE 16 MILLION PEOPLE OF THIS CITY HAPPY”
Emphasizing that they will continue to produce business for Istanbul, İmamoğlu said, “In every aspect of Istanbul; We will continue to be a meticulous management in every aspect, from social housing to its infrastructure, from the company that makes the most metro in the world, to the municipality that has given Istanbul the most green space in one period. And at the end of the day, we will make 16 million people of this city happy. We have never been and never will be in an effort to make a handful of people happy.” KİPTAŞ General Manager Ali Kurt also shared detailed information about the project in his speech. Kurd; He stated that a total of 164 thousand 5 participants applied to the project, and after the notary examination, a total of 158 thousand 42 candidates were included in the drawing of lots. Reminding that they have determined the date of 5 January 2022 as the date for the draw, Kurt said, “However, since almost all the management staff of our company, including myself, caught Kovid in this process, we put our company under quarantine for a period of 10 days - except for our mandatory works. Due to this delay, we apologize to our rights holders, who have been waiting with excitement, for causing this delay.”
KURT: “WE ARE ONE OF THE MOST AUDITED COMPANIES”
Emphasizing that the record participation in the project reveals the need for social housing of the people, Kurt said, “These figures put us, as KİPTAŞ, a great responsibility in these days, where it is getting harder for our low-income citizens to become homeowners, whose income level is decreasing day by day.” Noting that unlike the previous period, they are trying to block them with the obstacles against KİPTAŞ under the new İBB administration, Kurt said, “All our projects we have done in the new period have title deeds. All of them are projects that comply with the legislation and are licensed. Contrary to the manipulation, we do not have any illegal projects. We are perhaps one of the most audited companies in Turkey. It is out of the question for us to do the opposite. Instead of blocking the projects that hundreds of thousands of people hope for, we expect some sectors to take these projects as an example and become stakeholders. In particular, by hiring the lawyers of certain foundations, I would like to warn those who attacked us within the framework of the law. We will properly defend all of our projects within the framework of the law. I would like to inform you that we will be sharing the manipulative actions against us here with the public in the near future, with their information and documents.”
After the speeches, İmamoğlu and the accompanying delegation drew the lots to determine the first beneficiaries in the presence of Bakırköy 23rd Notary Public. The draw was broadcast live.