Gulf Transition Bridge Suggested for This Name: Historian and author Caroline Finkel, the construction of the ongoing Izmit Gulf Transition Bridge for the proposed name
Historian and writer Caroline Finkel started a petition to name Evliya Çelebi for the Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge, which is under construction. The campaign started on Change.org calling the text "blind enough to be of interest Evliya Celebi travels name will be heard by a large audience with this bridge, a masterpiece of Travels in Turkey and the world will find the value it deserves.
Those who cross the Evliya Çelebi Bridge will remember the great traveler ”.
The text of the signature campaign is as follows:
“We invite President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to name the Izmit Bay Crossing Bridge, which is under construction, the 'Evliya Çelebi Bridge' in honor of the greatest Turkish traveler of all time.
'Evliya Celebi Bridge' will bring together famous pilgrim route located in the pages of the history of modern Turkey's passenger
The blind will be given enough attention Evliya Celebi travels name will be heard by a large audience with this bridge, masterpiece, Travels will find the value it deserves in Turkey and in the world. Those who cross the Evliya Çelebi Bridge will remember the great traveler.
In the Bay of Izmit, the bridge, which is under construction on the Dil-Hersek line, was crossed with boats in history. Evliya Çelebi went to Anatolia in 1648 from this route used by the people, travelers and even the sultan; He went to Hajj in 1671. "