Turkish President Ali Yildirim said that Istanbul airport, which was inaugurated on Monday, 29/10/2018, “is not only the largest in the world, but will change the course of the global aviation and destination.”

The Turkish official made the remarks Monday evening at Ankara’s Asen Buga airport before heading to the Argentine capital Buenos Aires for an official visit to participate in the summit of the heads of parliament of the Group of 20 (G20) member states.

Yildirim discussed the celebration of the Turkish Republic on its 95th anniversary, which was held on Monday. He pointed out that in parallel with this occasion, “Istanbul airport project has opened the pride of Turkey and we hope it will be a good door for the country and the people.”

Turkey celebrates the “Republic Day” on October 29 each year, the anniversary of the republic’s declaration by its founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1923.

Yildirim explained that the airport after the completion of the first phase of its construction, will serve about 90 million passengers, and that the number will reach the end of all stages to 200 million.

“The airport is built in Istanbul and there is no more beautiful name than Istanbul, which is not only the largest and most beautiful city in Turkey but also the best city in the world,” Yildirim said.

He said that French Napoleon Bonaparte said in Istanbul: “If the world was one country to make its capital Istanbul,” stressing that the city is the most beautiful for Turkey and the world together.

He also thanked all those who contributed to the implementation of this project, headed by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.