World Bulletin / News Desk
Kadikoy-Kartal subway line will open for Istanbul residents on Friday.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will attend the inauguration ceremony at Kadikoy Square.
The new line will be the first subway line in the Asian side of the city.
The distance between Kadikoy and Kartal will be taken in 32 minutes with the new subway line, and it will have 16 stops.
It's capacity is daily 700,000 passengers.
In 2005, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan had given a start for digging of the tunnel for Kadikoy-Kartal subway line.
Istanbul's Mayor Kadir Topbas stated on Thursday in an advertisement on several newspapers that in 2014, they projected to carry 5 million passengers with a 230 kilometers line, expecting the number of passengers to increase to 7 million in 2016.
According to census in 2011, Istanbul had a population of 13,624,000.
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Policy rate, also known as one-week repo rate, remains same at 8 percent; lending rate rises 0.75 percent points
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Treasury reports central government debt stock in March rises around 15 pct year-on-year, reaching nearly $235 billion
Sales to foreigners amounted to 1,827, 15.8 pct rise year-on-year, according to official report
BIST 100 slips 0.15 percent; US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands at 4.0460
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Fresh hopes that Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un will hold a historic summit within months also provided some much-needed optimism.
The fund cautioned that investors and financial markets expect a steady approach to monetary tightening based on the belief inflation will remain relatively tame.