Is it transferred to Turkey Wealth Fund?

Istanbul CHP MP Mehmet Bekaroğlu questioned Vice President Fuat Oktay on allegations that the hotel, which was built by TOBB with an expenditure of TL 2 billion, and Yassıada, which was converted into a rock of concrete, will be transferred to the Wealth Fund and sold to a foreign investor.

CHP Mehmet Bekaroğlu, in the parliamentary question he prepared on the subject, demanded that all public officials responsible for this investment, which resulted in a loss, as well as the State Supervisory Board take measures to against the President of TOBB, Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu and the administration of TOBB. .

In the Bekaroğlu motion, in the written, oral and social media; Yassıada, which has been renamed the “Island of Democracy and Freedoms”, began to be built in 2018 under the Build-Operate-Transfer project and in 2020 the President M. Le Katre Island Hotel 5 stars, commissioned by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan; Since the day of its opening, it has mainly been used for events, meetings and accommodation of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and its affiliated institutions, but nowadays it will be relocating due to “damage” the hotel is closed for reservations, and those who want to make a reservation by calling the hotel “we are closed as we are under renovation” There are allegations that there is no are no rooms sold by giving the answer, and that people who want to buy a room on the Internet are faced with the warning “There are no rooms available”. sharp.

Istanbul CHP MP Mehmet Bekaroğlu said that Ömür Gebeş, General Manager of Customs and Tourism Operations affiliated with the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, who has the right to operate the hotel for 29 years; He recalled making statements such as “Negotiations have begun to transfer operating rights on the Island of Democracy and Freedoms to the public”.

BURIED IN CONCRETE, THE HOTEL WAS RETURNED

Bekaroğlu said Yassıada, which was originally to be restored as the “Museum of Democracy”, received a new construction permit for up to 65% of it, with the plan drawn up by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization in 2018. The renovations that began as “a small accommodation establishment” have been diverted from its purpose, that of the island in question; A hotel with 125 rooms, 30 reinforced concrete apartments, a conference hall for 600 people, a mosque for 1200 people, a museum, an exhibition hall and a symbolic lighthouse have been transformed into a concrete rock. expressed.

“TOBB spent 2 BILLION TL! HOW WILL THE DAMAGES BE COMPENSATED?”

Nowadays, Yassıada is visited by officials from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will hand over the hotel and the island to the presidency after a while, and it is likely that the island will be one of the places to be used by the presidency in Istanbul. Highlighting the allegations against him, Bekaroğlu said: The foreign investor Ömer Alfardan, if an attractive condition is provided for the operation of the remaining hotel, which was built by TOBB with about 2 billion TL, to which all members of industry, commerce and the scholarship in Turkey must become members by paying dues. He pointed out that the allegations against him had also been covered by the press.

In his motion on the subject, Bekaroğlu asked Vice President Fuat Oktay to answer the following questions:

1. Are the above news and claims in the written, spoken and visual media true?

2. What is the reason for the 65% new construction permit granted by the Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning in 2018 in Yassıada, with a width of 195 meters and a length of 740 meters, and transforming the island into a pile of concrete?

3. Why was the project carried out with the “Build-Operate-Transfer” model, giving the right to operate for 29 years to Customs and Tourism Companies affiliated with TOBB, and became inoperable? Why did this project fail?

4. How will the loss of TOBB, of which all members of industry, commerce and stock exchange in Turkey must become members by paying dues, be compensated, which is estimated at around TL 2 billion ?

5. Will the said loss be covered by the central government budget?

6. Is there a transfer of the said project to the public?

7. What kind of procedure will be used when transferring said project to the public?

8. Is the transfer of the project in question to the public legal?

9. Is it possible that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism will hand over the hotel and the island to the Presidency after a certain period of time, and the facilities on the island will be one of the places to use the Presidency in Istanbul?

10. Is this project considered included in the Turkey Wealth Fund? What type of procedure will be applied in this case? Are there plans to create a separate company to operate it?

11. Is it true that the media recently announced that the foreign investor Ömer Alfardan is a candidate if an attractive condition is provided for the operation of the hotel?

12. In this case, according to which tender procedure is it considered that the said facilities will be awarded to the above-mentioned investor?

13. If these facilities are included in the Turkey Wealth Fund, is it possible to transfer these facilities to foreign investors without a tender?

14. Carry out the necessary investigation, search and investigation of TOBB Chairman Rıfat Hisarcıklıoğlu and other TOBB officials, including those responsible for the construction and design of the project, including those responsible for the construction and design of the project in question, and public officials who do not create the conditions to carry out its operation, and therefore, State Control Do you plan to entrust a mission to the council?

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