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HABRAS, Warhead Dynamic Test Track

The HABRAS, Warhead Dynamic Test Track and the Test Campus, completed as turnkey project by Yapı Merkezi, were opened with a ceremony by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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1915 Çanakkale Bridge passed the wind test in China

The wind test of the aeroelastic model, together with the decks and towers, of the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge, as the bridge with the longest centre span in the world, was carried out in China.

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Opening Ceremony in Setif Tramway Project

The opening ceremony of Setif Tramway Project held on May 8, 2018 in Setif with the participation of YAPI MERKEZİ, EMA, YÜKSEL PROJE, ALSTOM, SETRAM and CITAL’s managers.

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Dr. Ersin Arıoğlu was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Istanbul Technical University

Dr. Ersin Arıoğlu was awarded the degree of Ph. D. (Hon. Causa) by the Senate of the Istanbul Technical University for the leading role of our country's building industry and development of public transport systems on March 29,2018.

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First Rail Ceremony in Yerköy-Sivas High Speed Railway Project

First rail of Yerköy – Sivas high speed railway Project has been laid down by a ceremony. Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ, Transport and Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan, Minister of National Education Ismet Yılmaz, TCDD General Manager İsa Apaydın and Yapı Merkezi Chairman Başar Arıoğlu and General Manager Özge Arıoğlu attended the first rail ceremony of the 245 km-long line.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For 1915 Çanakkale Bridge

The groundbreaking ceremony for the 1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Malkara-Çanakkale Motorway project, in which our company won the contract with the Joint Venture Group, was taken place on March 18, in Lapseki.

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1915 Çanakkale Bridge and Motorway Project’s financing has been signed in Ankara

Set to be the world's longest suspension bridge once complete, the Çanakkale 1915 Bridge has secured a 2.3 billion euro loan, 70 percent of whichcame from foreign financial institutions.

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Morogoro – Makutupora Railway Groundbreaking Ceremony Was Held

Yapı Merkezi is starting the execution of the Morogoro – Makutupora Section of the SGR Railway Project in Tanzania. The 1,924 Billion USD Project is the second phase of East Africa's fastest railway line connecting Dar as Salaam to Mwanza, known as the Central Corridor.

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Uninterrupted Railway Line Connection in AKH Project, Ethiopia

Within the scope of AKH Railway Project, railway line between Awash and Kombolcha was successfully connected on 28 December 2017 at Km 35 + 399.

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Dar Es Salaam – Morogoro Railway Groundbreaking Ceremony Was Held

Yapı Merkezi is constructing the fastest railway in East Africa. The first phase of the 1,224 km total line, the 205 km long Dar Es Salaam - Morogoro Railway Project, is the most critical part of the project. When the 5-part line is completed, it will connect Uganda, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania, and provide access to the Indian Ocean for all related countries.

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Eurasia Tunnel; The Best Project

ENR announced 2016 Global Best Projects Winners and Eurasia Tunnel Project is awarded as the Global Best Tunnel Project.

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YM Ranked 93rd in ENR’s List

International Construction Industry Magazine Engineering News Record (widely known as ENR) that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide, has released its list of the top 250 international contractors.

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Vote for Us!

Yapı Merkezi has been entered to ‘Global BIM Awards 2016’ with “Haramain High Speed Railway Station-Madinah” project. Please give your support to Yapı Merkezi by voting for “High Speed Railway Madinah Station” between 12.08.2016 – 07.09.2016.

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Başar Arıoğlu is a 'Newsmaker'

International Construction Industry Magazine Engineering News Record (ENR) salutes influencers in construction by naming the Top 25 Newsmakers every year. The editors select one individual from the list to receive ENR’s highest honor, the award of Excellence. This year’s Newsmakers class showcases the breadth and depth of the global construction industry.

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The First Phase Came Into Service

The first phase ‘Karabük-Zonguldak’ of the Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak Railway Rehabilitation and Signalization Project was completed and came into service in a ceremony at Karabük Station on 26 April, 2016.

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Happy Anniversaries...

We celebrated our 50th anniversary with worldwide famous composer and pianist Fazıl Say. The concert was held in İş Sanat Auditorium. Yapı Merkezi Vice Present Köksal Anadol made the opening speech and said that he is always proud of being one of the founder of Yapı Merkezi which was founded as a design and research company. He thanked to all invitees, YM employees and executives.

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Eurasia Tunnel received the Oscar!

The Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project), the first highway tunnel under the seabed joining Asia and Europe, received the Major Tunneling Project of the Year at the ITA Tunneling Awards, held for the first time by the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA), one of the most reputable organizations in the world in the field of engineering and tunneling. The Eurasia Tunnel Project exemplifies achievement, marking a new era in tunneling for the

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The Annual Lenders’ Meeting

The third Annual Lenders’ Meeting, hosted by Eurasia Tunnel Operation Construction and Investment Co. (ATAŞ) for providing information to the creditors of the Eurasia Tunnel Project, has been held on 12thNovember, 2015. In addition to the international credit agencies, officers from the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey, Prime Ministry Undersecretariat of Treasury, Yapı Merkezi, SK E&C and ATAŞ have attended to the meeting.

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TBM Dismantling Has Started

The dismantling of the TBM which was developed specially for the Eurasia Tunnel Project and completed its mission with the breakthrough after 3.344 meters of boring under the sea, has started on 2nd September 2015.

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Milestone in Tunneling...

The most challenging and risky excavation and construction operations of the Eurasia Crossing Project (İstanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing) which will alleviate heavy traffic between continents as an additional road crossing with the capacity around 100.000 light vehicles/day and decrease the travel time of very busy route from 100 to 15 minutes, has been successfully completed; ahead of schedule. With the breakthrough of the Tunnel Boring Machine after 3.344 meters of boring under the sea, the E

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We Rose 16 Rows in ENR Top 250

International Construction Industry Magazine Engineering News Record (widely known as ENR) that provides news, analysis, data and opinion for the construction industry worldwide, has released its list of the top 250 international contractors.

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Two Tunnels were merged

Merging of Asia-Europe NATM Tunnels ceremony is held within the scope of our Eurasia Tunnel on 30th of April 2015.

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Ceremony in Ethiopia

The groundbreaking ceremony for Awash-Kombolcha-Hara Gebaya Railway Project took place in Kombolcha on 25th of February. Ethiopia Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Minister of Transport Werkneh Gebeyehu, Ethiopia Railways Corporation President Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, Ethiopia Railways Corporation General Manager Dr. Getachew Betru, Turkish Ambassador in Ethiopia Osman Rıza Yavuzalp, Yapı Merkezi Holding Chairman Ersin Arıoğlu, Yapı Merkezi Construction Chairman Başar Arıoğlu, Board Members Köksal

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On Top of the World Contractors

Yapı Merkezi Construction Board Member Emre Aykar was appointed as board chairman of The Confederation of International Contractors' Associations (CICA).

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We are ranked 14th

Yapı Merkezi has been included in the

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Doha Metro works started

Doha Metro works started at full speed. Sheeting works at all stations (diaphragm wall, dam wall, piling and grouting works) as well as network deviations and piling works at some stations are in progress.

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We Celebrated Our 49th Anniversary

We celebrated the 49th anniversary of foundation of Yapı Merkezi on 22nd of September. The cocktail started with the speeches of general managers of our group companies than continued with R&D Department Coordinator Ergin Arıoğlu, Construction Vice Chairman Köksal Anadol and Holding Board President Ersin Arıoğlu’s speeches.

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We Rose 32 Rows in ENR TOP 250

International Construction Industry Magazine Engineering News Record (ENR) has released its list of the top 250 international contractors, which is published annually.

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To Accelerate “The Development” with Railway Networks...

On June 5th Saturday, Hürriyet Newspaper published a report - written by Serkan Demirtaş - about China, giving message of its strategic plans. In the report it is emphasized that Chinese railway networks must be increased in cooperation with infrastructure, trade and finance. In the report; it is also stated that more cooperation in areas such as infrastructure, trade and finance, transfer of experience in development strategies, reproducing railway and road networks are necessary factors to dev

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Visit to our Madinah Site

Madinah Mayor Saudi Prince Faisal Bin Salman, Saudi Arabian Transportation Minister Dr. Jabara Bin Eid Suraiseri, SRO President Eng. Mohammad Khalid Al-Suwaiket, three university rectors of Madinah, top executors of Madinah City, businessmen, Madinah Governor and Haramain Project staff visited our Madinah construction site on 10th of September 2014. Yapı Merkezi Holding Chairman Ersin Arıoğlu, Yapı Merkezi Construction General Manager Özge Arıoğlu and project staff welcomed the steering committe

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YM and STFA Won the TENDER

Yapı Merkezi and STFA won the tender of the senior line - “Gold Line” of the Qatar Doha Metro.

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Giant Mole is Ready to Cross the Bosphorus

Excavation works of Eurasia Tunnel Project (İstanbul Strait Road Tube Crossing Project) has been started on Saturday 19th April 2014, in Haydarpaşa Site with the participation of The Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and The Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of Turkey Lütfi Elvan.

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Grand Award to YM Web Site

Yapı Merkezi web site is awarded by Web Marketing Association, consists of international volunteer sectoral leaders.

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First time in Turkey!

First transplantation came to the fruition in Turkey via Ankara-Konya High Speed Railway which was started with the impetus gained from the sage Mevlana’s call “Come with love” by Yapı Merkezi in July 2009 and came into service in August 2011.

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A Success Plaque

Turkish Republic Ministry of Economics and Turkish Contractors Association organized “International Contracting and Technical Consulting Services” meeting and “Award Ceremony” in 1 October 2013.

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40.000 sqm Area, 46 of Panelton

Yapı Merkezi Prefabrication signed a new and quite a large logistics business nearby 12.000 m2 investment built by Terra Yapı use mixed system (wall and column elements cast in-situ, precast beams and slabs) for group of Ramazanoğulları in Esenyurt.

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2 New Projects...

Konya Tramway Project & Bozkurt - Dinar Project

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Installation Was Completed Succesfully

Installation of the last steel element of Concourse Area in Madinah Station construction was completed succesfully at 5.30pm in 27th June, on Thursday.

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Ceremony in Algeria

Yapı Merkezi is going to serve to a different zone in Algeria by construction of Sidi Bel Abbes Tramway Project which has a total length of 41 km single track.

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Giant Caterpillar is Ready

Production of the 13,7 meter diameter Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) has been completed. This TBM is responsible for ongoing construction of the tunnel to connect Asia to Europe and will build a rock tunnel on the Eurasian Artery under the responsibility of ATAS.

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Slovenia National Day Was Celebrated

Yapı Merkezi Construction Managing Director and the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Başar Arıoğlu, held a reception in honor of Slovenia National Day on 11th June.

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Another Award for Eurasia Tunnel

In the surroundings of the main hall at London's National History Museum, on 17 April 2013, Infrastructure Journal brought together industry leaders and celebrated significant achievements in financing global infrastructure in 2012.

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Arioglu Presented Eurasia Tunnel in London

The most eye-catching projects of Turkey’s infrastructure sector have been laid bare in London. Presented by the Investment Support and Promotion Agency of Turkey (ISPAT) in cooperation with Ünlü&Co., numerous projects relating to the country’s booming infrastructure sector were showcased to an audience of over 200 investors from all over the world.

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An Award to Eurasia Tunnel

Project Finance Deals of the Year 2012 awards were given to the winners by Euromoney Investor PLC , one of Europe's largest business and financial magazine publishers. Eurasia Tunnel Project has been selected as “European Deal of the Year”.

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Yildirim Visited Tunnel Site

Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım, General Manager of General Directorate of Infrastructure Investments Metin Tahan, Turkish State Railway Chairman Süleyman Karaman and the accompanying delegation visited Eurasia Tunnel Site on January 25th, 2013.

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The First Steel Concourse Module

The first steel concourse module of Madinah Station which is being constructed in the scope of Mecca and Madinah High Speed Railway Project was successfully erected in 18 December 2012. Yapı Merkezi is the first company that carried out the erection of first concourse module among the other companies that are constructing the remaining stations.

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Project Finance Documents Signed

Led by Yapi Merkezi, the Avrasya Tuneli (Eurasia Tunnel) AS (an SPV incorporated to execute the Project, “ATAS” in short) signed the finance documents on 11th of December in Ankara. The transaction is a landmark for Turkish BOTs and PPPs alike, as this is the first ever transaction with an implementation, or concession, contract which embodies a detailed debt assumption by Turkish sovereign detailing termination compensation mechanics.

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Casablanca Tram Came into Service

Yapı Merkezi as being the world brand in rail systems completed one of its most important (its another) rail project in Africa. Yapı Merkezi constructed the 21 km part of the tramway project which has a total length of 31 km in Morocco’s biggest city, Casablanca.

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ERC Visited Yapı Merkezi

While preparations for the construction of Awash-Weldia Railway Project which has a length of 389 km and will be constructed by Yapı Merkezi without a joint venture, are being continue; Ethiopia Railways Corporation (ERC) General Manager Dr. Getachew Betru visited Yapı Merkezi on 2-3 December, 2012.

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The 20 Millionth Yapıblok®

Celebrating its 48th year; Yapı Merkezi Group has added a new achievement to its ensemble of contributions to her homeland economy. The 20 millionth Yapıblok® has been produced at the Lüleburgaz facilities.

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Deliveries Of Arkeon Houses

The construction of Arkeon Houses Compound’s last phase, which had restarted in March 2012, has been successfully completed and deliveries to the owners have been started as of November 10th.

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Emre Aykar Was Elected Senior Vice President of CICA

Yapı Merkezi Construction Chairman Emre Aykar, representative of European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC) and The Turkish Contractors Association (TCA), was elected Senior Vice President of Confederation of International Contractors’ Associations (CICA).

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KSA Minister of Housing Visited YM

Dr. Swaish Bin Saud Al Duwaihi, KSA Minister of Housing,visited Yapı Merkezi on 10th October in 2012, on Wednesday.

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YM Is the 143th Largest Contractor in the World

2012 list of Engineering News Record (ENR), an international magazine in the construction industry has been released. The list is compiled by considering business volumes of companies generated outside their countries. According to the research to identify the largest top 225 international contractors of the world, the number of Turkish companies that entered this year's list rose from 31 to 33

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Restoration in Sokullu Mansion

Restoration license of Historic Sokullu Mansion in Kadıköy Acıbadem, owned by Yapı Merkezi İnşaat Sanayi A.Ş. was received on July 3, 2012 after a series of long bureaucratic procedures.

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YM in Ethiopia for a Giant Project

The contract for the Yapı Merkezi’s Awash-Weldia/Hara Gabaya Railway Project of 390 km to be constructed in Ethiopia was signed in the capital Addis Ababa on June 26, 2012. Therefore, Yapı Merkezi signed one of the biggest projects to be contracted at abroad ever won by a Turkish construction company without a partner with a budget of 1.7 billion dollars.

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FIEC Hosted in Turkey

Turkish Contractors Association hosted the representatives of European Construction Industry Federation (FIEC), the top umbrella institution of European construction industry, in Istanbul.

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YM in Bosnia

Yapı Merkezi, pursuing development operations with the Ministry of Transport and General Directorate of Railways of Bosnia-Herzegovina, attended Bosnia-Herzegovina Sarajevo Business Forum as “golden sponsor” and attracted great attention.

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Casablanca Tramway Runs the First Service

General Manager of Yapı Merkezi Özge Arıoğlu and Vice General Manager of Implementation Naim İşli visited our Casablanca Tramway Project construction site between the 23rd and 25th of May. On the first day of visits, general situation and progress of works were discussed in a meeting held with Casablanca Tramway Zone 3 construction site management.

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Biggest Project of European Union Starts in Turkey

Groundbreaking ceremony of “Irmak-Karabük-Zonguldak Railway Line Rehabilitation and Signalization Project”, the biggest project financed by the European Union in Turkey and contracted to the Joint Venture of Yapı Merkezi and MÖN İnşaat took place in Karabük Railway Station on May 15th, 2012.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony in Eskişehir

First concrete batch in the construction of Bottle Factory of Anadolu Cam Eskişehir Sanayi A.Ş. with a construction area of 57,000 m2 was poured on the 8th of May.

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Algerian Transport Minister Visits BTZ Project Site

Algerian Transport Minister Amar Tou visited our Bir Touta - Zeralda Project on April 2nd, 2012.

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Mobilization in the Al - Nariyah Project

Mobilization of Al Nariyah Project has started and first temporary site offices have been built. Built offices have been the first dwelling units of Yapı Merkezi in Nariyah desert.

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Two Awards From Turkish Precast Concrete Association

Golden Girder Awards, biennially given by the Turkish Precast Concrete Association, found their owners on February 17, 2012. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Yapı Merkezi Holding Ersin Arıoğlu received “Service” award on the basis of his contributions to Turkish Precast Concrete Association and prefabrication sector whereas Yapı Merkezi Prefabrikasyon was given

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Ersin Arıoğlu Presents a Plaque to President Gül in Dubai

On Tuesday, the 31st of January, President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gül visited Dubai Metro, which had been constructed in Dubai in consortium with Yapı Merkezi and Japanese partners (Obayashi, Kajima and Mitsubishi).

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First Rail Welding Ceremony in MARMARAY

First rail welding ceremony of Marmaray, which will connect the railway lines on both sides of the Istanbul Strait through the railway tunnel connection underneath the Bosphorus, was held on the 14th of January 2012. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications Binali Yıldırım, Minister of Customs and Commerce Hayati Yazıcı, Minister of European Union Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bağış, Mayor of Metropolitan Municipality of Istanbul Kadir Topbaş

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Eurasia Tunnel Project is awarded

The Eurasia Tunnel Project (Istanbul Strait Road Tunnel) received the

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