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Erdoğan says Turkey will hold Kanal Istanbul tender next year

"The Kanal Istanbul has been delayed too much. We will hold a tender for it in 2019 and start the process," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday announced good news during his speech to the provincial heads of ruling AK Party in the capital Ankara.

Turkey will hold a tender for the construction of a 45-km shipping canal running parallel to the Bosphorus, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday.

"The Kanal Istanbul has been delayed too much. We will hold a tender for it in 2019 and start the process," Erdoğan told a meeting of his AK Party in Ankara.

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