Countdown has begun for the opening of the Izmir-Istanbul highway project. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, president and party leader of the AK party, announced the completion date of the project at the fifty sixty-sixth anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul.
“we have prepared Marmaray, Avrasya, and Yavuz Sultan Selim bridge to service the inhabitants of Istanbul, said Erdoğan while he provided description about other major projects in Turkey. “We opened the first phase of Istanbul airport, one of the world’s largest airports. The various phases of the Istanbul-İzmir highway, which will reduce the distance between these two cities to 3.5 hours, will be opened one by one. By the end of this year, the Izmir Istanbul highway will be fully ready to service. In both parts of Istanbul (Europe and Asia), huge city hospitals will be built for a total of nearly 7,000 beds. The construction of the Başakşehir’s city hospital is developing fast and will be ready next year. Hopefully, we will make Istanbul more beautiful in the new era. A large part of Atatürk airport will be made as notional park”. He also mentioned