CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğluHe visited Fatma Ana Djemevi and Cultural Center and İbrahim Cevahir Mosque in Beylikdüzü, the construction of which was started under the district mayor's office, and which is coming to an end today. Journalists, after the visit, asked Kılıçdaroğlu about the claim that AK Party members built the Alibeyköy-Cibali tram line, which was opened yesterday. Kılıçdaroğlu said, “This is a good answer. He gave the word to İmamoğlu by saying, "It's a thrown pass, now you have to turn it into a goal." İmamoğlu's response was, “They laid the foundation in 2016, they started the project, they said, 'We will finish it in 2018'; they could not finish. We bought a stopped project when we arrived. I made the 55 percent that I mentioned in a brilliant way in a little more than a year, and gave it to the people of Istanbul. kazanwe nagged. They should applaud. They should learn to applaud and get used to it, just as we applaud the right work done before us.”
Journalists told Kılıçdaroğlu during this rest, “You have had busy schedules in Istanbul for a few days. Yesterday you entered the new year with the opening. It was reflected in Ankara by the AK Party. The tram line you opened is the subject of discussion, they say 'We did it'. What do you think of these statements, ”he asked the question. Kılıçdaroğlu said, “This is a good answer. He gave the floor to İmamoğlu, saying, "A thrown pass, you need to turn it into a goal." Taking the floor from Kılıçdaroğlu, İmamoğlu answered the question as follows:
“First of all, it is pleasing that they have come to the understanding of 'We did it'. We really did. Because 16 million Istanbulites did it. They are right. Those from Istanbul can happily say this; whether they are from the AK Party, from other parties, from the CHP or the IYI Party. But let's say this specific to this project: We did nearly 55 percent of it. There is also a section that was made in the period before us. They laid the foundation in 2016, they started the project, they said, 'We will finish it in 2018'; they could not finish. We bought a stopped project when we arrived. I made the 55 percent that I mentioned in a brilliant way in a little more than a year, and gave it to the people of Istanbul. kazanwe nagged. They should applaud. They must learn to applaud and get used to it, just as we applaud the righteous deeds done before us. Because from now on, we will do much better things that they will applaud. In this line, we have solved really serious, critical, technical problems. This place turned into a line with nearly 2000 piles driven. We had to disassemble, demolish and rebuild the wrong 1,3 kilometers. In this respect, we have resolved all the problems and resolved them. I understand; they are jealous. But let them be jealous. Even today, they may be a little more jealous; because I'm with my mother."
İmamoğlu gave the following answer to the question "Will there be a subway project related to our area?"
“My president asked, 'What are you doing to your district? I said, 'We are doing very good things. I spoke about this yesterday; My chairman was also very upset. In the period before us, between the places where the CHP municipalities were and the AK Party municipalities, the investment cost per capita made by the Metropolitan is 1 to 3. In other words, one of them is from the CHP and three of them are from the AK Party. We also promise to all districts of Istanbul; Because our President has an instruction to us: "No matter which party it votes, you will serve equal services". We will provide equal service to every district of Istanbul. This area is very neglected. A place where the subway has been promised for about 18 years. Hopefully, we will activate the İncirli-Beylikdüzü line. One more example: This doesn't happen with getting started. Mahmutbey and Esenyurt line… Yes, they made the tender in 2017; nail was not nailed. Shall I tell you before? It has no project, no financing; but now we also found the financing. We are also starting the Mahmutbey-Esenyurt line. Therefore, to every corner and every point of Istanbul, whether they vote or not… You know someone said; There were mayors of Istanbul who said, "Of course, we will serve the districts that cast their votes before." We, on the contrary, should vote or not, which is the recommendation of our President, the instruction of "Enter the hearts of those who do not vote more"; If we are to discriminate and favor favoritism, we will diligently serve those who vote less. Nobody should worry. "