Turkey Rallies for Repairs

A rally has started for the repair of the public buildings which were damaged in the attempted coup.

Public organizations and institutions, municipalities and representatives of the construction sector have put themselves forward for the repair of the buildings. The Metropolitan Municipality of Ankara, the Municipality of Çankaya, TOKI and builders have stated that they are ready to play a part in the construction of the damaged buildings, including the Special Operations Department in Gölbaşı, in Ankara, the Grand National Assembly of Turkey (TBMM) and the National Intelligence Service (MIT) buildings.

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Construction sector has said they are ready

The representatives of the construction sector pointed out that Turkey had come back from the brink of a disaster on the night of 15 July, and announced that they were ready to do whatever was necessary on this subject.

Hamit Demir, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Demir İnşaat, emphasized that they would support the state and the government during the process of bandaging the wounds and repairing the damage, and that they were ready to take on any duties given to them. Hamit Demir, who reminded that many of our people – from civilians to the police and army officers – had lost their lives during the coup attempt, said, “As Demir İnşaat, we cannot ignore our children who have lost their parents and the families that have been left behind during this process. We will do whatever we can to look after these families.”

Give us the job and we will do it

Demir, who also emphasized that a large number of public buildings, including the Parliament and MIT buildings, were damaged, said, “We need to repair all of the damage which reminds us of this coup attempt, as soon as possible, in order to ensure the continuity of our state and our government, and for our country to be able to return to its former peaceful days. We must continue on our path as a strong Turkey, which stands tall.”

Özen Kuzu, a Member of the Board of Directors of the Kuzu Group, said, “As long as we remain united against these organizations, no one will be able to do any damage to this country. We are ready to make all the sacrifices required of us.”

On the other hand, Yusuf Şimşek, the Joint Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ofton İnşaat, said, “If there is anything required of us as the representatives of the sector, in order to renovate the buildings which have been damaged, we are ready to do it.”

Tamer Özyurt, from Özyurtlar Group of Companies, also stated that it was a time to look out for the interests of the nation, and said, “As the representatives of the construction sector, we are ready to shoulder the responsibility.”

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