Mayor of Istanbul plans new metro lines for areas loyal to Erdoğan’s party

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Mayor of İstanbul, Mevlüt Uysal (Abdullah Coskun / Anadolu Agency)

Istanbul Mayor Mevlüt Uysal has said the city plans to focus on constructing new metro lines, with priority given to districts that voted for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Cumhuriyet reported.

Speaking at the AKP party congress in the Arnavutköy district of İstanbul on Saturday, Uysal said they would hold tenders for a metro line between Vezneciler and Arnavutköy this year.

“Our priority for new metro lines will be places where we got the most support. We expect higher voter support from Arnavutköy.”

Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and energy minister and son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Berat Albayrak, Family Minister Betül Sayan Kaya and Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz attended the party congress.

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