Ankara to become Europe’s transportation centre

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 12
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

Ankara will become a transportation centre for all of Europe, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after the opening of a new metro line in Ankara, Turkish TRT Haber channel reported on Feb. 12.

"Currently, everything possible is being done to make Ankara become the transport hub for all of Europe," he said.

"Economic development is a priority for Turkey," he said. "The government will do everything possible for the growth of the country's economy."

A new subway line was commissioned in the Turkish capital of Ankara on Feb. 12.

Turkish President Abdulla Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and other officials attended the opening of the Batıkent-Sincan new subway line.

There will be free passage during a week.

The length of the new line in Ankara is 15.5 kilometres. Its construction began in February 2012 and the new line has connected 11 stations.

The subway was put into operation in Ankara in 1996. The total length of the subway lines in Turkey's capital is 60.4 kilometres. Ankara's subway consists of 22 stations.

Translated by NH

Edited by SM

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