The IZBAN discussion between the AK Party deputy Aydın Şengül and CHP İzmir deputy Alaattin Yüksel continues to grow. Şengül, who announced the figures yesterday by sending a written statement to the media, said, “I will leave the task to show that TCDD invested 1.7 million TL, not 7 billion TL for the Aliağa-Menderes line. I will resign. "I will leave the parliament," said CHP invited Yüksel to resign. Stating that the figures given by Şengül do not reflect the facts, Yüksel said, "Aydın Şengül did not make a proxy."
Şengül explained that TCDD has made an additional investment of $ 322 million on the existing line for the Aliağa-Menderes Banliyo Line (İZBAN) and on which items the expenses were made. Şengül stated that the total expenditure of 2 billion 317 million 200 thousand dollars made by the distribution of expenditures is 1 billion 790 million dollars by TCDD and the share of TCDD in the total project cost is 78 percent and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality is 14 percent. Addressing Yüksel, Şengül said, “It is obvious that State Railroads for Egeray do. The politician will hear his mouth. Anyway, politics will not be forgotten tomorrow. It will be the promise of your word. If he spoke a word, he will do whatever it takes, regardless of price. I leave Mr. Yüksel's situation at the discretion of the public in the position of resignation. ” Şengül said, “Let the CHP mentality stop running away from its responsibilities by costing the government of their own incompetence.”
“Is there any money Ataturk has paid?”
CHP İzmir Deputy Alaattin Yüksel, regarding Aydın Şengül's statements, said, “Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu said, 'I will do this project with my own resources'. He said this, thinking about the difficulties that might arise in the future. Izmir is a work kazanThey established a company with a 50 percent partnership with TCDD for the sake of safety. They made a deal when this company was founded. TCDD has allocated the train line for 49 years. In other words, he rented it to the Metropolitan Municipality. The municipality would make all the expenses related to this fast rail system, and the line would be leased in return. This happened. In the figures announced by Şengül, he probably included the money that Atatürk paid while nationalizing the railway, which remained from the French. He wrote down all the expenditures made since the beginning for the construction of this line. You have to deliver the line in full anyway. Metropolitan Municipality made the infrastructure and superstructure facilities. 650 million TL was spent. There is nothing to discuss here. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality is the longest rail system in urban transportation in Turkey. He did this with his own resources," he said. Yüksel says, “They say we bought the trains. İZBAN partnership is half. Symbolic capitals have been placed. With this partnership, trains were purchased by taking credit. There was a delay in getting the trains. Currently, only İZBAN does not work on the line. Passenger and freight trains also operate. May God not give me the opportunity to do politics in the style of Aydın Şengül. 565 thousand people from Izmir voted and appointed me as a deputy. Aydın Şengül did not make me a deputy.”
Source: New Asir