The 13th Chamber of the Council of State annulled the tender for the Istanbul Atatürk Airport National Garden, which was awarded to Yapı&Yapı, owned by Erdoğan’s “family friend”.
The Council of State canceled the tender, ruling that the inclusion of the Atatürk Airport National Garden construction in the Presidency’s action program did not meet the ‘urgency in the tender’ condition.
According to the news of Sözcü’s Özlem Güvemli, the 13th Chamber of the Council of State, which decided on the IMM’s appeal, noted that there was “no legal error” in the rejection of the case by the administrative court.
Overturning the decision of the Ankara 16th Administrative Court, the 13th Chamber of the Council of State unanimously decided to cancel the tender definitively, with the possibility of correction of the decision being closed.
Atatürk Airport was closed to scheduled flights in 2019 due to conflicting air traffic after Istanbul Airport was opened.
A tender was held in April 2022 for the transformation of the airport, on whose runway a hospital was built during the pandemic period, into a public garden, and demolition of the runway started in May 2022.
The tender was won by Yapı&Yapı company, which had a bid of 2 billion 127 million 978 thousand lira. Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) filed a lawsuit for the cancellation of the tender.
In the case filed by IMM against TOKİ and the Ministry of Environment, Ankara 16th Administrative Court, with its decision dated September 7, 2023, concluded that “there was no unlawfulness in the tender” and rejected the case.
It was revealed that Nusret Yıldırım, the founder of Yapı&Yapı company, is a family friend of AKP President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. While Erdoğan attended the funeral of Nusret Yıldırım, who died in 2019, the Presidential website announced that “President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the funeral of his family friend Nusret Yıldırım after the prayer.”
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