A kilometer bridge over the Tigris river
The opening ceremony of the Hasankeyf-2 bridge across the Tigris River ('Dicle' in Turkish) took place in southeastern Turkey on Saturday, April 17 . The Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of Turkey Adil Karaismailoğlu participated in this ceremony.
The 1001 meter long bridge has become an important link in the new Batman-Mardin highway and is one of the longest in the country. Along with the carriageway, the builders have provided a pedestrian path. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed the participants of the opening ceremony via videoconference. The President spoke about Turkey's successes over the past 19 years. According to him, the length of the country's highways during this time has reached 3523 km.