CHP Tekirdag Deputy Dr. İlhami Özcan Aygun pointed out that the regulation, which was brought back to the Turkish Grand National Assembly by the AKP despite his return from the Constitutional Court, and which extended the operating periods of 18 ports to 49 years without a tender, came after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s contacts in Qatar, where he went for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. he did. Aygun said, “There are question marks about Galataport and Antalya Port. Mr. President was in Qatar recently. Shahenk was also there. I wonder if something was done and this arrangement came after that?” asked.
The bill, which aims to increase the operating period of the ports to 49 years without a tender despite the Constitutional Court, was accepted by the Parliamentary Industry, Commerce, Information and Technology Commission. In the offer; The operating period of the port in Tekirdağ, which belongs to the Turkish Maritime Enterprises, is being extended until 2067.
Aygun stated that Galataport was also added to the conundrums regarding the Antalya Port during the Commission’s meetings yesterday, and said, Mr. President was in Qatar in the past days, the junior partner Şahenk was there again. I’m asking here and putting an end to history by putting it in the minutes here. Hopefully, the question marks in our minds will not come to us,” he said.
Stating that the government does not recognize the court decisions, Aygun reminded that the regulation that opens olive fields to mines was previously found to be contrary to Articles 10, 13, 138 and 153 of the Constitution and was annulled by the Constitutional Court. Fortunately, you later withdrew it,” he said.
Pointing out that Cabotage Day is celebrated on July 1, 1926 every year due to the independence of the ports, Aygun said, “The ports are privatized, but Tekirdağ Beach is plundered without recognizing the law, law and court decisions. Now, you also state that with this new regulation, the opinion of the Council of State will no longer be taken. That means you don’t believe in the courts, you don’t trust them”.
Reminding that although the execution of the EIA Report for Tekirdağ Port was suspended, this decision was not implemented, Aygun said, “It has been determined that no cumulative calculation has been made for the disposal of solid waste and liquid waste amounts, therefore, incomplete works have been established, it is not appropriate in terms of legislation, and there are harms to human health on the environment. been done,” he said.
“WHOSE PROPERTY ARE YOU PASSING TO WHOM!”
Aygun, asking for the regulation to be withdrawn, said, “Let’s not mortgage the future of our children and grandchildren, we do not know what will happen tomorrow. Friends, whose property are we giving away to whom? We will go to the Constitutional Court again,” he said.