It turned out that the AKP government also guaranteed to pay the money of those who passed illegally through the Eurasia Tunnel. 2016 million 2020 thousand liras, which were not paid by 1.1 million people who fled from 26 to 804, were taken from the pocket of the nation and transferred to the contractor's pocket. The guarantee money paid by the state to the company for 2020 amounted to 494.1 million liras.
According to the news of Yusuf Demir from SÖZCÜ;“Striking results emerged from the audits carried out by the Turkish Court of Accounts in 2020 by the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure. It was understood that in the Eurasia Tunnel tender contract given by the Ministry to Yapı Merkezi, it also guaranteed to pay for illegal passes.
In this context, since 2016, when the Eurasia Tunnel was put into operation, a guarantee payment of 26 million 804 thousand 423 liras and 35 cents was made to the contractor Yapı Merkezi due to illegal passages that could not be collected. According to the findings of the Court of Accounts, a total of 5 million 1 thousand 117 people could not be collected in 591 years.
In the Eurasia Tunnel, which was built with the build-operate-transfer model and caused millions of liras to come out of the Treasury's coffers due to the transit guarantee, the bill swells as the dollar rate rises. The vehicle one-way toll, which is updated twice a year, is calculated as 4.5 dollars + 8 percent VAT + 10-year cumulative US inflation increase (23 percent). Only in 2020, the guaranteed money paid to the company was 494 million 160 thousand TL.