Speaking at the opening ceremony of Seddülbahir Castle and Gelibolu-Eceabat state road, President Erdoğan said: “A century ago, we united our hearts and set our bodies as a barrier against the great powers. We have overcome numerous adversities we have experienced in the same way with the strength we derived from our unity, solidarity and brotherhood. We will overcome the wounds inflicted on our cities and hearts by the earthquake and flood disasters as a united state and nation.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of Seddülbahir Castle and Gelibolu-Eceabat state road.
Greeting the citizens participating in the ceremony, President Erdoğan said: “On the occasion of the March 18 Çanakkale Victory and Martyrs' Remembrance Day, which is one of the glorious chapters of our history, I commemorate with grace all our martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the independence of our a-thousand-year-long homeland. I also wish Allah’s mercy upon our citizens who lost their lives in the earthquake and flood disasters that our country has recently experienced, each of whom we sincerely believe to be in the rank of martyrs.”
“ALL WE NEED TO DO IS TO UPHOLD THE CLIMATE OF STABILITY AND CONFIDENCE”
“A century ago, we united our hearts and set our bodies as a barrier against the great powers. We have overcome numerous adversities we have experienced in the same way with the strength we derived from our unity, solidarity and brotherhood. We will overcome the wounds inflicted on our cities and hearts by the earthquake and flood disasters as a united state and nation,” President Erdoğan said.
“Now, we are removing the rubble while also continuing the preparations for temporary shelter centers, and starting the construction of permanent residences. Inshallah, we will revive our cities within a year, and our earthquake victims will be reunited with their homes,” President Erdoğan said.
Noting that they are working to better prepare Türkiye against all kinds of disasters and threats, President Erdoğan said: “One by one, we are eliminating the obstacles and excuses that will prevent Türkiye from its endeavor to provide a safe, peaceful and prosperous future for every member of our nation. The only thing we need to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the crises the world is going through is to firmly uphold the climate of stability and confidence. If we achieve this, no one will be able to stop us from reaching our goals.”
Underlining that the Gelibolu-Eceabat Divided Road Project will further raise the transportation infrastructure standards of the region, President Erdoğan said: “Today, we are opening 32 kilometers of this 47.5-kilometer long project, which will facilitate access to the historical peninsula on the European side of Çanakkale.”
Noting that 4 tunnels, totaling 5,351 meters in length, were also inaugurated today, President Erdoğan said: “This road, which is an important part of the route from Havsa to Çanakkale, will reduce the transportation time from 45 minutes to 25 minutes and will provide great convenience for visitors to the historical site. During the construction of the project, special attention was paid to the preservation of the historical, archaeological and natural texture of the region. Thanks to this road, our country will save TL161 million a year in time and fuel, and reduce carbon emissions by 4,500 tons. As we have always said, it is these investments that will develop, grow and bring Türkiye closer to its goals. We see each of the projects we have realized our country in the past 20 years as building blocks leading to the vision of the Century of Türkiye that we are preparing for the new century of our Republic.”
GRAIN CORRIDOR DEAL EXTENDED
Announcing a development regarding the Black Sea Grain Corridor Agreement, President Erdoğan said: “The Grain Corridor Agreement, the most important matter of negotiation between Russia and Ukraine after the war, along with prisoner exchanges, was due to expire today. As a result of our negotiations with both sides, we ensured the extension of the agreement, which was due to expire on March 19. This agreement, which has so far enabled the shipment of 25 million tons of grain to world markets on more than 800 ships, is of vital importance for the stability of the global food supply. I would like to thank the Russian and Ukrainian sides and the Secretary-General of the United Nations for their efforts to extend the agreement once again.”