Turkey to sign convention on cybercrime

"The construction work may begin as early as next year if a tender is decided and all things go well," Binali Yildirim told reportes in Istanbul.

 Turkey to sign convention on cybercrime

Turkish transportation minister said on Wednesday that an infrastructure was being prepared on the Convention on Cybercrime in Strasbourg.

Speaking to reporters after a meeting in Istanbul, Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim said, "our friends together with officials from the Foreign Ministry have been working on the infrastructure in Strasbourg. I think that an official on behalf of the Turkish government will sign the convention within a few weeks."

The Convention on Cybercrime is the first international treaty seeking to address computer crime and Internet crimes by harmonizing national laws, improving investigative techniques and increasing cooperation among nations. It was drawn up by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg with the active participation of the Council of Europe's observer states Canada, Japan and USA.

Replying to a question on recent discussions regarding axis change, Yildirim said, "I think these discussions are empty. Turkey's location is clear. Our axis is in the original position. There is no change."

"Tender for third intercontinental bridge"

Turkish transportation minister has also said the government was planning to call for a tender for the construction of the third intercontinental bridge over the Istanbul Strait.

"The construction work may begin as early as next year if a tender is decided and all things go well," Binali Yildirim told reportes in Istanbul.

Turkish government unveiled in April the route for the new bridge which will be built on the northern part of the strait, close to the Black Sea.

The 1,275-meter suspension bridge is expected to cost some $6 billion and it will connect Northern Marmara Highway with Trans European Motorway.

Istanbul's first bridge was the Bosphorus (Bogazici) Bridge, also called the First Bosphorus Bridge. The 1,510-meter gravity anchored suspension bridge is located between Ortakoy on the European side and Beylerbeyi on the Asian side and it was built in 1973.

In 1988, Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, Istanbul's second bridge named after the 15th century Ottoman Sultan Mehmed the Conqueror, was completed.


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