The tender announced by TCDD in January, within the framework of its plan to open passenger transportation to the private sector, has reached a deadlock.
According to the report of Sefa Uyar from Cumhuriyet; “Answering CHP İzmir Deputy Kamil Okyay Sındır's question at the Parliamentary Earthquake Commission, TCDD Transportation Deputy General Manager Fikret Şinasi Kazan“There was no demand or aspirant from the private sector for this job. It is true that it will be determined by tender for 2021, but as of December 2020, we have not heard of an application to the General Assembly of Transport Regulations, and it seems that we will again carry out passenger and freight transportation in 2021.”
KazanIt was noteworthy that Cıoğlu replied "For the best" to Sındır's words "I hope it won't be privatized". Making an evaluation on the subject, Murat Oral, Chairman of the United Transport Employees Union (BTS), drew attention to the Covid-19 epidemic and the costs in rail transport. Noting that the railways are making losses all over the world, Oral stated that on the other hand, it provides indirect benefits to the economy.