Bayburt stated that they perceived the inclusion of the line passing through Bayburt in the feasibility studies as a fait accompli, despite many scientific studies published in the Trabzon-Erzincan Railway Feasibility Study, which was planned to pass through the Eastern Black Sea Region in the railway route discussions, especially the reports of the Karadeniz Technical University (KTÜ). Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, İbrahim Yumak said, “We will not allow such an initiative to achieve its purpose. We are ready to cooperate with all stakeholder institutions and organizations for the "Of-Çaykara-Bayburt-Erzincan" route.
In his written statement, Yumak emphasized that the most advantageous route in terms of functionality, length, construction cost, construction time, land use, meeting the project criteria, maintenance cost, operating cost and saving time is around 4 Billion TL. Of-Çaykara-Bayburt-Erzincan line to be included in the feasibility of scientific studies to be taken into consideration and to contribute to all kinds of studies said they were ready to provide.
In the event a file Subject Bayburt in June 2011 and October 2011 Fescue, indicating that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered during a visit to South Africa "Turkey also files related to railway route Chambers and Commodity Exchanges Association President was presented to Mr. Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu. In parallel with these studies, Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) Civil Engineering Department Head of the Transportation Department, who brought the errors of the railway line to the agenda with his statements, Dr. Fazıl Çelik will be invited to Bayburt and we will support every work to be done, including a conference and press conference with broad participation.
For the conference to be held, Yumak stated that they will invite the Presidents of Erzincan, Trabzon and Of Chambers of Commerce and Industry to Bayburt for this meeting by cooperating with all stakeholder institutions and organizations, especially Bayburt Municipality and Bayburt University. ”Of-Çaykara-Bayburt- "We will determine a program and a common policy for the route of Erzincan with joint work and cooperation."