CHP Mersin Deputy Ali Mahir Basarir held a press conference today in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
Başarir has announced a document stating that the 1 billion 195 thousand euro rental fee that the İGA company, which won the Istanbul Airport tender, has been postponed for 20 years.
Basir made the following statement:
“WE CLOSED SABIHA GÖKÇEN AIRPORT TO THY FLIGHTS, ONLY ANATOLIAN JET FLIGHTS SO THAT THESE GENTS CAN EARN MONEY”
“We are going through a major crisis, we are discussing whether to pay civil servant salaries, we are discussing salaries in July, millions of people are in execution, farmer debts are not postponed; His fields and tractors are in operation and he cannot make a living with the minimum wage, but this government continues to spend the public resources brutally. How is our money used? When we call 5 companies gangs, they get angry, but we do not collect taxes, we exempt them from insurance premiums, we give the biggest tenders without open tenders. After 5 companies bought the new airport, the number of companies decreased to 2. We closed Atatürk Airport so that this new airport could be valued. We closed Sabiha Gökçen Airport to Turkish Airlines flights, only Anadolu Jet flies so that these gentlemen can earn money.
“WHO IS THIS IGA, CENGIZ, MAKYOL?”
A contract is signed with İGA on 25 January 2018; The rent to be paid to the Republic of Turkey in 2019, 2020 and 2021 is 1 billion 195 thousand euros, ie 20 billion. They postpone this amount until 2042, 2043; why, with what right are you delaying whose money? The government needs even a penny at the moment, but they delay this money for 20-22 years. Will this company stay or go bankrupt, will these gentlemen survive? You assign the manager of the company that made this contract to the State Airports Authority as the Head of Public-Private Cooperation Department, Head of Private Secretary, and you communicate through this man. There is something more interesting; The son of one of those who signed the decision to postpone this lease at the State Airports Operations is now a senior manager at the İga company, and this is being done at the time the signature was signed. Who is this İGA, Cengiz, Makyol?
“NO AMNESTY FOR 84 MILLIONS, NO BREAD, BUT THERE IS BREAD FOR THESE gents”
20 billion of us are in these gentlemen for 23 years; Can you postpone the debts of the farmer, the credit debts of the civil servant, do you give this right to your worker? We are heartbroken because this is our money. A state is not run like this, the money of the treasury and its land are not the property of anyone’s father. The minister and the State Airports Authority Board of Directors should give it. Under what conditions and in return for what was this money delayed? There is no amnesty, no bread for 84 million, but there is bread for these gentlemen.
“OUR FUTURE IS UNDER MORTGAGE, GIVEN TO 5 COMPANIES”
I would like to ask Nebati; You index the Revenue Indexed Bills you issue to the revenues of the State Airports and this year you do not receive 2 billion and 20 billion, according to the reports of the State Airports Authority, according to the reports of the State Airports Authority. Let this economist minister, who talks a lot and knows little, explain this. No knowledge, no law. They can make this decision with a single signature. A country is being robbed. I curse those who delay our money and our future for 25 years. I say to all the press, no matter what opinion they have; share this, our future is mortgaged, given to 5 companies.”