İDO's Decision to Close Domestic Lines Victimed Many Citizens

the decision to close the idonun ic has closed many citizens
the decision to close the idonun ic has closed many citizens

IDO's decision to close domestic lines made many citizens victimized. This victimization reopened privatization in important sectors such as transportation. Because the state cannot intervene in enterprises sold to the private sector. It is a matter of curiosity how the victims of the victims will be eliminated. "Transportation to the consumer should be provided as an easily accessible, high quality and cheap public service," said the Consumer Protection Association. Citizens are wondering, what will happen if the high speed train service between Ankara and Istanbul is removed if TCDD becomes private? It will be the ring again.

Istanbul Sea Buses Inc. (İDO) has decided to stop domestic flights as of 1 December 2018. The company will stop domestic flights and focus more on international flights. İDO's Bostancı-Bakırköy, Bostancı-Kabataş/ Beşiktaş and Adalar domestic flights will no longer be available as of December 1. It was reported that ship maintenance costs were effective in the decision.

This decision made by Tepe-Akfen-Souter-Sera joint venture group, with a price of 2011 million dollars, which was sold by İDO in 861, caused controversy. Because, many citizens living in Istanbul will be negatively affected by the decision. For example from Bakırköy with one document KadıköyA citizen who reaches will not be able to do this after 1 December.

This victimization of citizens has brought up the issue of privatization of companies operating in an important sector such as transportation. Because if the company does not make a profit, it can close the line. In this case, as in the case of IDO, many citizens may still be victims. And the company can not interfere with this decision taken by the company ..


TCDD's involvement in the privatization program has been talked about for years. Ertekin Aslan, Deputy Head of TCDD Freight Department at the time, stated in his statement in 2013 that TCDD could also be privatized. Again in 2013, an anonymous adjective to TCDD kazanIt was decided to establish a TCDD Transportation Joint Stock Company. Based on the assumption that TCDD was privatized, kazanmoment company money kazanIf he can't, will he be able to cancel the line he wants?' the question comes up. For example, the implementation of the build-operate-transfer model is on the agenda for the metro lines planned to be built in Istanbul. What will happen if a private company that builds and operates the metro line, based on the example of IDO, closes the line by saying, 'There are not enough passengers on this line, I'm making a loss'?' comes the question.


Aziz Koçal, President of the Consumer Protection Association (TükoDer) also made a statement on the subject. In his statement at the stage of privatization during the privatization of İDO, Koçal stated that this privatization was erroneous, that the privatization of important public services such as transportation will open the door of rent, and that the service that should be given to our citizens as a public benefit will turn into the benefit of rent. As seen in this decision taken by İDO, it was revealed that we were right in our worries. It underscores the understanding of forming the rationale for privatization with fancy words such as “ensuring that the new investments required in transportation are realized by the private enterprise” and “privatization will be appropriate for the provision of public interests and the establishment of the general public interest”. said.

Koçal ended his speech as follows:

Transportation is one of the fundamental rights of the consumer, it is one of Turkey's rights as a signatory to the global consumer. Therefore, transportation to the consumer; should be provided as easily accessible, high quality and cheap public service.

Therefore, the basic needs can not be in the forefront of profit, the basic needs of service and consumer is in the foreground. In the privatized transportation services, the fact that the road to rent is open causes the quality of service to be expensive and the right of transportation, which is the most basic rights of the consumer, is expensive.

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