Passing over Istanbul bridges to be free, Turkish PM says
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet
Crossings over the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges will be free beginning from July 17 until repair works on the links are completed, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday.
"Crossings over the bridges will be free starting this Tuesday," Erdoğan said in a meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Marmara province of Kocaeli, noting that because they did not want there to be any waits during the collection of tolls, they made the crossings free.
"We will finish the third bridge in two years,” the prime minister also said. "The Marmaray project will also be opened on Oct. 29 next year."