Iron Silk Road will be reached without Turkey 's $ 150 billion

Iron Silk Road will be reached without Turkey 's $ 150 billion: China's crazy project, Eurasian High-Speed ​​Train (AHT), will reach up to Turkey. AHT, which will cost 150 billion dollars, can be connected to Europe via Marmaray and Eurasia tunnel.

The Chinese administration is preparing for a new crazy project to revive the historical Silk Road. Eurasian Speed ​​Train (AHT) or even 6 thousand kilometers, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan to Turkey via Iran to reach. The Beijing Administration will spend $ 150 billion on the project that will start in the Xinjiang Uyghur region. but also aht'y, Turkey spearheaded by the Kars-Tbilisi-Baku railway line Ahilkelek will meet at the crossroads of Eurasia and the Caucasus. Hasan Kanbolat, Head of the Middle East Strategic Research Center, stated that even the Kars-Ahılkelek-Tbilisi-Baku line with the Chinese factor is expected to reach an annual capacity of 20 million tons within 30 years. Turkey is expected to increase due to the strategic importance of this rail line will be able to find alternative markets for their export commodities. Marmaray and Eurasia Tunnel built under the Bosporus through China and Turkey to Europe will reach a continuous line. The railway (train line), which will pass through the third bridge under construction, will also enable Central Asia and Far East goods to reach Europe. China, the world's second largest economy, conducts nearly half of its foreign trade worth more than $ 4 trillion with its countries in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. Considering that this trade is heavily dependent on the sea routes, it is understandable why the project is why China has spent 150 billion dollars on the project.


Zhao Xiaoyang, head of the CSR company, China's largest locomotive manufacturer, said that the line will largely come into service in 2020 and be fully completed by 2030. Defining the project as the 'New Silk Road', Zhao announced that its speed will be 200 kilometers per hour for passenger trains and 160 kilometers per hour for freight trains. Experts stated that China gives priority to the train line and is ready to act generously in financing. The Beijing administration attaches great importance to the project, especially due to the potential risk posed by maritime disputes involving the United States.


The purpose of this investment is China's most important export goods to easy, cheap and fast to find markets, also finally reach Europe via Turkey. Today, the increasing weight of the economies of China and India and the energy basins in Central Asian countries and the Silk Road region have become the favorite of the world. Due to the increase in energy prices, the increase in the welfare of the countries on the Silk Road route has also positively reflected in foreign trade. In recent years, the infrastructural activities of the China and Russia bloc for Central Asia and Silk Road countries have attracted particular attention.

Route for power lines

Akdeniz University Faculty Member Assoc. Dr. Mustafa Yıldıran stated that the trade of the developing Silkroad countries will be a welfare field that will provide life energy to the global economy and said, “This is an energy storage where economies own approximately 55 percent of the world's natural gas resources and 30 percent of oil resources. It is also an attractive market because it has the world's most populated populations such as China and India. '

The way to become a global power

Mustafa Yıldıran stated that today's infrastructure investments in energy regions reflect the vision of countries. Yıldıran also drew attention to the dynamic aspect of the Chinese economy and summarized the importance of the issue by saying, "The fact that the Turkish economy is a global power depends on the power of the Silk Road region to benefit from the rising opportunities in energy and trade."

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