They never tire of personalizing

They never tire of personalizing

They never tire of personalizing

The government, which privatized the institutions that the people had built with nails and teeth in poverty since the first years of the Republic, with an inherited insensitivity, resorted to privatization by searching through old books when it could not find money from abroad. Presenting his budget in the Turkish Grand National Assembly, Minister of Treasury and Finance Mehmet Şimşek said: “We did not go door-to-door abroad or ask for money from anyone,” and immediately put privatization on the agenda and He said they would privatize bridges, highways, ports and HEPPs.


The portfolio that the government has to privatize includes two Bosphorus bridges, all state-operated highways, 2,644 plots of land and land with valuable coupons, many ports, hydroelectric power plants and shares in Türk Telekom.

Among the bridges that Şimşek said they would privatize were the July 15 Martyrs Bridge, Turkey’s first Bosphorus bridge, and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet (FSM) Bridge, known as the second bridge. Our first bridge over the Bosphorus, the foundation of which was laid by then President Cevdet Sunay and Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel, was proudly put into operation on October 29, 1973, on the 50th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic. Now, on the centenary of the Republic, he will privatize it with disappointment. Likewise, FSM, built in 1988, will also be privatized.

Privatization is expected to be carried out through the “transfer of exploitation rights” method for 25 years. In addition to the bridges, the Edirne-Istanbul-Ankara highway and the Pozantı-Tarsus-Mersin, Tarsus-Adana-Gaziantep, Toprakkale-İskenderun, İzmir-Çeşme, İzmir-Aydın and Gaziantep-Şanlıurfa highways, which still serve the public more economical. than others, it will be delivered to companies for 25 years. The highways around Izmir and Ankara, which are currently used free of charge, will also be privatized and paid for.

July 15 Bridge

It was built on the 50th anniversary and will be privatized on the centenary.

The foundation of the Bosphorus Bridge was laid by President Cevdet Sunay and Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel. It was put into service on October 29, 1973, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Republic. The Bosphorus Bridge, whose name was later changed to the July 15 Martyrs’ Bridge, will be privatized on the centenary of the Republic. In addition, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, built in 1988, will also be privatized.

Treasury and Finance Mehmet Şimşek

The Ministry said this.

In the statement made last night by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance, it was stated that Minister Mehmet Şimşek did not use the expression “sale” and said: “In his statement at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, the Minister clearly stated that there is “Already “They exist in Turkey’s privatization program and some of them have even been within the scope of privatization for years.” “He referred to assets.”


In response to questions from parliamentarians after negotiations on the 2024 budget, Minister Şimşek’s statements in the Parliament minutes are as follows: “As I said, there are no assets that have recently been included or are planned to be included in the scope of privatization. “From now on, within the scope of privatization, EÜAŞ has some HEPPs, some ports, roads, bridges, TEİAŞ and some plots and lands.” Immediately afterwards, CHP Antalya deputy Cavit Arı , said: “You sold most of the ports. Dear Minister… “What’s left, haven’t you sold us?” he asked.

7 roads and 2 bridges in the privatization program

The Privatization Administration website also includes a map of the bridges and roads that will be privatized. In this context, it was stated that it is planned to privatize seven roads and two bridges, as well as maintenance and operation facilities, service facilities and other units and assets for the production of goods and services located on them.

Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge (FSM)

This is what you should customize

Bridges and roads

– July 15 Martyrs Bridge
– Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge
– Edirne-Istanbul-Ankara Highway
– Izmir and Ankara Ring Roads
– Pozantı-Tarsus-Mersin Highway
– Tarsus-Adana-Gaziantep Highway
– Toprakkale-İskenderun Highway
– İzmir-Çeşme Highway
– Izmir-Aydın Highway
– Gaziantep-Şanlıurfa Highway

Those who wait for privatization

– turkish telecommunications
– Dogusan Pipe Industry

Ports, companies

– Turkish Maritime Company
– Fenerbahçe-Kalamış Marina
– Gökçeada Kuzu Port
– Turkish Cypriot Maritime
– Marmaraereğlisi Port Area-2

hydraulic power plants

– Kesikköprü-Ankara
– Demirköprü- Izmir
– Seyhan 1-Adana
– Derbent-Samsun
– Çamlıgöze-Sivas
– Kepez 1-Antalya
– Seyhan-Adana
– Yuregir 6-Adana
– Kepez 2-Antalya
– Dereiçi-Kars
– Koyulhisar-Sivas

Those preparing for privatization

– Public offer of Turkish Electricity Transmission Inc. (TEİAŞ)
– Çayırhan Thermal Power Plant and Mine
– Esenyurt Power Station
– Aliağa Power Station
– Aliağa social facilities
– Periodic Inspection Services


In addition to ports, roads, bridges and power plants, 2,644 land and plots located throughout the country will also be sold.

Source: Sozcu


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