TODAY’S – Turkish firm blamed for collapsed Bosnia road

Turkish firm blamed for collapsed Bosnia roadBosnian project managers have blamed Turkish firm Cengiz InIaat for the collapse of a 120-meter support wall that occurred on the site of a highway construction project, according to a report in the Taraf daily on Monday.Taraf cited a report from the Bosnian newspaper Dnevni Avaz, which featured the news on its first page, and said that Cengiz InIaat was entirely to blame for the collapse of the support wall, which reportedly resulted in losses totaling 100,000 euro, as the construction project is costing 11 million euro per kilometer on the Vlakovo-Lepenica subsection of the 5C corridor, a segment of the E5 European motorway.

Mehmet Cengiz, the companyand#39s owner, is known to be close to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoIan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party). Earlier this year, the opposition Republican Peopleand#39s Party (CHP) accused Cengiz of clearing his TL 424 million tax bill via negotiations with the government.

Cengiz came under fire again when a recording featuring his voice was leaked onto the Internet in which he told his interlocutor, andldquoWe will f*** this nation.andrdquo.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman