Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is free until August 31: Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, which connects both sides of Istanbul for the third time, was opened with a ceremony attended by world leaders. President Erdoğan announced that crossing the bridge will be free until the night of 31 August. Prime Minister Yıldırım said, "All trucks, buses and trucks crossing the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge will not be able to enter the city after tomorrow."
The two sides of Istanbul have joined Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge for the third time.
The bridge was opened with the participation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Parliament Ismail Kahraman, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and many world leaders.
FREE UP TO 31 AUGUST
Speaking at the ceremony, President Erdoğan said, “I am giving you good news. Little was spent here, we will be fair. Crossing the bridge will be free until the night of August 31, ”he said.
ERDOĞAN: WAS THE WAVE, BUT THE BRIDGE
In his speech, President Erdoğan said: “We laid the foundation of the bridge with great enthusiasm. There were people who passed their waves, some said we would not do it. We said we will do it, and if Aleppo is there, we did it. You named the July 15 Martyrs Bridge. There is a Marmaray under the Bosphorus. I hope we are opening the Eurasia Tunnel on December 20. We connect the continents for the third time over the sea with the bridge we have opened. This bridge is a pioneering bridge in terms of providing both wheeled and rail passage. This bridge will lead many publications in the world. World movies will be shot here, you will see that. I hope we are finishing the preparations for Kanal Istanbul. We are also making preparations for the Çanakkale Bridge. Why are they jealous of us, that's why. We will open the 3rd airport in 2018. There is also a large three-storey Istanbul tunnel. All indicators in the economy are moving in a positive direction.
12-13 use children as a live bomb. They're not Muslims. Our religion is a religion of peace. They have spoiled our religion, but we will break this game.
The 26th anniversary of August 1071, 945 Malazgirt victory and the date when the Great Offensive began in 1922, we are opening today.
"UNION WAS TARGETED WITH KILIÇDAROĞLU ATTACK"
July 15 was the date when the game played many times in the past was disrupted. Turkey weakness to not fall, the coup attempt failed when the PKK and daeş'l showed their real face once more. Turkey dispose of Jarabulus step back in the fight against terrorism operation also began new operations pursued him. It is necessary to evaluate the attack against Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu in this way. The unity landscape was targeted and this image made them crazy. I thank Kılıçdaroğlu for the prudent stance. I go to Gaziantep on Sunday with my condolences. All these attacks justify the fact that we keep the operation in Syria as wide as to cover all terrorist organizations. Come stop dealing with this nation. In Turkey, Syria, you have enough blood shed in Iraq. Get your bloody claws out of this region and our country. "
YILDIRIM: BUSES AND TRUCKS WILL NOT ENTER IN THE CITY
Speaking at the ceremony, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said: “Today is a big day for Istanbul. August 26, 1071, the anniversary of the Malazgirt victory. May the spirit of Sultan Alpaslan, who opened the doors of Istanbul, be blessed. On July 15, for the future of Turkey are Sadolin spirit of the martyrs who gladly life. Istanbul is a city of bridges. Istanbul is the bridge between east and west. Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge is also a work of art, an engineering wonder. It is the widest bridge in the world. It is the longest bridge over which a railway passes. We laid the foundation on May 29, 2013. On that day, we said that this bridge will be completed in 3 years. Two years later, in one of the newspaper, it was said that two towers remained from the bridge. Those who make those headlines should come and see the bridge of Istanbul. While we decided to build this bridge, we thought a lot with our president. We examined the routes together. We examined four routes and finally found the right place. Here, we are happy to bring this historical artifact to Istanbul at the entrance of the Black Sea in the far north of the Bosphorus. Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge will be put into service tomorrow. The feature of the bridge is that all trucks, buses and trucks passing through the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge will not be able to enter the city after tomorrow. Istanbul's traffic will also be a little more relaxed. "
- In his speech, President Abdullah Gül said, “We laid the foundation of this magnificent bridge as president 3 years ago. Life in Istanbul will be much easier from now on, ”he said.
In his speech, the Chairman of the Parliament Heroes "Turkey evolves and we work with such (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge) is required to cut the front progresses. We had a very dark day very recently, and in 20 hours, that dark day was overcome and I hope there will be no such dark days ”.
WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE CEREMONY?
In addition to President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Yıldırım, President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Yıldırım, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey İsmail Kahraman, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar, 11th President Abdullah Gül, former Prime Minister and AKP Konya Deputy Ahmet Davutoğlu, Bahrain King Hamed bin Isa Al Khalifa, Bosnia and Herzegovina Presidency President of the Council Bakir Izetbegovic, Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, TRNC President Mustafa Akıncı, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, Pakistan Punjab Province Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Rasim Ljajic, Georgia's First Deputy Prime Minister Dimitri Kumsisihvili also attended.
Prior to the ceremony, armored military vehicles equipped with heavy guns and antiaircraft guns and heavy machine guns were deployed at a point dominating the region. Military vehicles will serve as security measures throughout the ceremony.
SHIP TRAFFIC IS STOPPED
Ships connected to the Navy with the Coast Guard started to patrol the entrance of the Black Sea and the Bosphorus. Ship crossing traffic through the Bosphorus was also stopped due to the ceremony. A helicopter belonging to the Istanbul Provincial Gendarmerie Command patrolled the ceremony area.
THE WIDE BRIDGE OF THE WORLD
Built in the Bosphorus within the scope of the Northern Marmara Motorway Project, the bridge will be the widest bridge in the world. The bridge on the Odayeri-Paşaköy section, which has an investment cost of 3 billion dollars and is 148 kilometers long, will have a total of 4 transportation lanes, 2 highway lanes in the departure and arrival directions and 10 railway lanes in the middle.
The bridge will also be the first in the world as the rail transit system is on the same deck. The bridge, which has a width of 59 meters and a tower height of 322 meters, will also break a record in this regard. The bridge, which has a span of 408 meters and a total length of 2 meters, will receive the title of “the longest suspension bridge in the world with a rail system” with this feature.
135 THOUSAND GUARANTEE GUARANTEE
The private sector will operate the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge with an investment cost of $ 3 billion. The bridge also has an administration guarantee for 135 "automobile equivalent" traffic passes per day.
The new bridge is aimed to prevent the loss of 1 billion 450 million dollars annually and 335 million dollars work force loss of 1 billion 785 million dollars.