The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party Chairperson and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that they would build two new cities in Istanbul.
Erdogan announced his party's election manifesto for upcoming June 12 parliamentary elections in Ankara.
"We will build two new cities in Istanbul due to high population. One of them is in European side and the other is in Anatolian side," he said.
"Erdogan's crazy project"
Erdogan set 5 main targets: advanced democracy, great economy, strong society, viable environment and brand cities.
Everybody was waiting for him to announce his "crazy project" but Erdogan said it would be made public on April 27. Erdogan explained many economic, social and political targets and his projects for Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir.
For Istanbul which is expected to reach a population of 17 million, Erdogan's projects are as follows:
Two new cities will be built on the European and Anatolian sides of Istanbul, third airport and third bridge over Istanbul Strait, two tube tunnels for motor vehicles and rail transportation, two giant hospitals, Galataport and Haydarpasaport will be completed, and highways from Istanbul to Izmir and Canakkale.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his crazy project was about Istanbul. Erdogan served as mayor of Istanbul. Erdogan said he would make public the project on April 27.
Turkish security forces used drones to locate terrorists in rural area of Hakkari province
If America issues arrest warrants for my bodyguards, I will not say that country is civilized, Turkish president says
Turkish president criticizes Donald Trump's policy regarding Muslims
Central government's gross debt stock climbs 2.68 pct last month compared to August, says Treasury
Airstrikes were carried out in Bingol province, military says
Turkish, Russian leaders agree to cooperate closely on regional issues in phone call
39 former police officers were remanded in custody in Ankara
Resat Petek says international organizations should attend cases relating to coup attempt
Foreign Ministry source denies claims that embassies of several European countries have stopped giving visas to Turks
Portuguese FM Silva says Joint Economic, Trade Commission meeting to take place in Lisbon, calls for boosting trade volume
Turkey-Russia parliamentary friendship group head Recai Berber says Russia is not Turkey's rival but partner
Over 5,000 new businesses started in September, a 36 pct year-on-year rise
Turkey’s economic influence is bigger than other member countries, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif says
BIST 100 index rises 0.30 pct while US dollar/Turkish lira rate stands at 3.6620
Turkey's national education minister stresses deep friendship with African countries at 3-day education gathering in Istanbul
Naval officers convicted of violating the Constitution, tying to overthrow and hinder parliament and government