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Erdogan: BTK Railway to Revive Historical Silk Road

The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway will revive the historical Silk Road, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, TRT Haber TV channel reported Nov. 9.

Erdogan noted that Turkey will be connected by a continuous railway with China with the help of the BTK.

Earlier, Turkish Minister of Transport, Shipping and Communications Ahmet Arslan told Trend that the BTK railway, along with other railway projects under construction, will bring annual revenue of billions of US dollars to Turkey’s logistics sector.

The BTK railway is being constructed on the basis of the Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement.

The peak capacity of the railway will be 17 million tons of cargo per year. At the initial stage, this figure will be one million passengers and 6.5 million tons of cargo.