Yes SAKARYA with a population of 10,000,000
I hear you say you wrote a utopian article right away.
Please do not be prejudiced and read to the end.
It's not exactly a local article.
It is a national article or even an international article.
It is an extremely real text.
An article supported by examples and comparisons.
IF EVERYONE IS GOING TO THE SAME DIRECTION, WE WON’T GO TO THE OPPOSITE
I thought I'd start with an old phrase.
If everyone is going to the same direction, we won’t go to the opposite.
You know, we have such a phrase.
OK, let's not go to the opposite.
Here's a formula.
Also with real samples.
Do you know where Shenzhen is?
Its chronology is very interesting.
Its population is around 29,000.
A village spread over 3 km.
So as our Karasu district.
Get ready now.
Do you know what its population is today?
Yes, 12 million.
Shenzhen, the small fishing town of 1980, is today the 15th largest city in the world.
So how Shenzhen has grown so much?
Let me tell you briefly.
Chinese government declared SHENZHEN as a special economic zone within the framework of outward opening policies.
Let me give you another information that will shock you.
In 2012, the export figure of Shenzhen special economic zone was 156 billion dollars. Yes, $ 156 billion.
Turkey's export figure which is 76 million is as same as that fishing village.
What is SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE?
Just let me express that no special economic zone in Turkey.
But the government has very serious work on this issue.
We see special economic zones in America and Southeast Asia.
Especially in China and South Korea.
When we look at Turkey, which featured locations are determined in accordance with the policies applied to the development of the industrial sector, it envisages the establishment of industrial infrastructure with specific incentives and privileges.
In 1962, OIZs were established. In the time of the late Özal, free zones occurred. With the developing era, the process has come to the present day with specialized organized industrial zones and techno parks.
The concept of special economic zones is an innovative logistics center covering the organized industrial zone, specialized organized industrial zone, free zones and techno parks.
I showed you a map of 50 km above.
Suppose this area is declared a special economic zone.
This region will not only consist of production facilities.
This is what separates the special economic zone from other alternatives.
WHAT HAPPENS IN SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES?
Within 50 km;
I AM NOT WRITING DREAMS, I AM NOT SELLING DREAMS We have 2023 goals.
To be among the top 10 economies in the world.
$ 500 billion export.
First advantage, a port city.
Easy access to European and Russian markets.
The climate is good. Location feasible.
Shenzhen was very close to Hong Kong.
It was a seaside town..
Please see the map.
There is an area of 50 km from Kocaali Caferiye village towards Cebeci side.
We can declare this area as a special economic zone.
Did you know that there are 7 universities in Shenzhen special economic zone today?
Did you know that there are only three banks in Shenzhen special economic zone today?
Do you know that today in Shenzhen is one of the largest skyscrapers of the world with a total area of 486 mt with offices of almost every major international company in the world?
When our government in dealing with this issue, why not make Turkey's first special economic zone Sakarya?
Our location is very convenient.
We have a harbor town.
We have the right place.
SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONE AND WORLD INTERNET CITY SAKARYA
An internet city can also be built into this special economic city.
The world's largest IT companies, Microsoft IBM, Oracle, Samsung, Apple, Nokia, HP, etc. will set up an office and production facilities in the Internet city.
There is an example.
Dubai is in Free Zone.
Turkey's first special economic zone with tax and investment incentives from our government, it can be established in Sakarya.
LOBBY AND RESULT
In my last article, I wrote that we had a strong lobby..
Here is a project our lobby can be used.
One of the crazy projects of Sakarya, even Turkey.
Our government has already come a long way.
Now, especially our minister, our deputies, our governor, our metropolitan mayor, our rector, our NGO heads, let us think about this issue. Let's set a road map.
Let us prepare and present files to our President and Prime Minister for this subject.
Sakarya can be, with a special economic zone, with a population in excess of millions, with more than a hundred billion of exports, Turkey's or even the world's favorite.