Replacing Ataturk’s name with third airport

Replacing Ataturk’s name with third airportIstanbul’s new airport is set to open four years from now, at the earliest. The project is such a waste of resources.

The same airlift capacity could have been created at the existing airport [Istanbul Ataturk Airport] and the same profit, or even more, could have been made. But the government made its decision and went ahead with the plan.

Now, I can only hope that the project is completed with no setbacks. What I am concerned about is the fact that the airport is going to be named after [President-elect] Recep Tayyip ErdoIan.

Transport, Maritime and Communication Minister Lutfi Elvan confirmed this report on Wednesday. Elvan said: “ErdoIan has played a major role in the country’s development for 12 years.

If the national GDP was increased fourfold, stability was established in the country and Turkey became more competitive, then we owe these things to Prime Minister ErdoIan.” One can’t help but ask: Is it appropriate to shut down an international airport bearing the name of the country’s founder and name its replacement after someone else? (YAVUZ SEMERCI, HABERTuRK.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman