Turkish president attends ceremony for third bridge

Turkish President Gul stated the third bridge over the Istanbul Strait would be named after Yavuz Sultan Selim.

Turkish president attends ceremony for third bridge
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has said that the third bridge over Istanbul Strait would be named after Ottoman Sultan Yavuz Sultan Selim. 

Gul attended the groundbreaking ceremony for Istanbul's third bridge over the strait and the Northern Marmara Highway on Wednesday.

"The first bridge carries the name of the founder of the Republic of Turkey and first President of Turkey Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The second bridge carries the name of Sultan Fatih Sultan Mehmed who gifted Istanbul to us and was praised by Prophet Muhammad as the conquerer of Istanbul. Our friends and government have put deep thought into the name of the third bridge and we alltogether came to the conclusion that it should be named after the Ottoman Sultan 'Yavuz Sultan Selim.'"

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