Named the “Modern Silk Road Project” by Turkey, the “Middle Corridor” forms a safe route complementing the existing lines between the West and the East. At this point, realizing large-scale infrastructure investments to provide an uninterrupted transport line from China to London takes place at the main axis of our country’s transport policies.
Our work with the countries of the region to develop the historical Silk Road, reaching from Far East to Europe known as the route of trade caravans for centuries, in the Middle Corridor has been continuing closely for a long time for the establishment of the railway network and the integration of the highways in Anatolia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.
For this purpose, while taking important steps to develop the multi-directional transportation network in the Asia-Europe-Middle East axis, we also implement projects that will improve the transportation link in the east-west and north-south axes within the country. We are completing the roads which are the complement of the Baku Tbilisi Kars Railway line so this line will run in full capacity.
For this reason, we are increasing the importance and benefit of this corridor by building mega projects such as the Marmaray Tube Passage, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge, North Marmara Highway and Eurasia Tunnel, Osmangazi Bridge, fast train and high speed train lines, North Aegean Harbor, Gebze Orhangazi-İzmir Highway, 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and the İstanbul New Airport.
By bringing especially these giant projects, which will be the continuation of this corridor, to life through a public-private partnership, we are advancing faster and building at a lower cost and using the dynamics of the private sector. We are making the “Middle Corridor,” which will begin from China and connect Europe to Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region over our country, the trade route of the future.