There are only a few days left for the Presidential and 28th Term Parliamentary Elections to be held on May 14, 2023. July 15 Democracy Bus Terminal is also preparing for the elections. All Bus Drivers’ Federation (TOF) President Mustafa Yıldırım stated that some companies have added additional flights for the election and that the main intensity will be experienced on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
“All buses in the earthquake area are currently full”
Yıldırım said, “The departures from Istanbul were normal until today, but starting tomorrow, there is a movement. Normal flights are full, additional flights are started. This will include Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There are also arrivals from Anatolia to Istanbul. “As a result, all buses in the earthquake zone are full at the moment. The movement of people who will vote in the earthquake zone is greater. There are also other cities, but the earthquake zone is more intense, it has started to receive more additional flights,” he said.
“It seems that there will be a 5-6 day intensity in total regarding the election”
Stating that there were students among those coming from outside the city, Yıldırım continued as follows:
“Political parties also hired buses to transport the voters. It also affected the market a bit, but Thursday, Friday and Saturday departures are full. There will be returns from Anatolia on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and even Sunday evening. It seems that there will be a 5-6 day intensity in total regarding the election. “The fact that people who migrated to the earthquake area go back to their hometowns to vote again affects the flights in the earthquake area. The ministry now controls the prices very strictly. No one has the right to use the price that has not been approved by the Ministry of Transport. Currently, normal prices are applied. There has been a decrease in oil prices. Its “Our companies are not in a position to engage in such opportunism. Care should be taken to transport pirates. It is necessary to pay attention to unregistered flights outside the bus station.”