A company linked to Erdogan aims to install radars in Uzbekistan



The Turkish company, "Albayrak Holding," is currently executing the project titled "Installation of automated photo and video devices for detecting traffic violations" in various cities of Uzbekistan. On November 10 of this year, Minister of Investments, Industry, and Trade Laziz Kudratov, along with Erdal Nalbant, the Coordinator of "Albayrak Holding," convened a meeting to assess the project's progress. This information was reported by the press service of the ministry.

The report highlights that both parties stressed the importance of taking effective measures to ensure the timely launch of the system. "During the constructive exchange of ideas, practical measures to expedite project implementation were formulated, and deadlines for initiating work on new agreements were established," the report stated.

Additionally, the meeting addressed matters related to enhancing bilateral relations and fostering further cooperation. This included discussions on the implementation of new projects in the realms of digitization, infrastructure construction, and mechanical engineering.

For background, "Albayrak Holding" was established in 1952, encompassing 127 companies with over 15,000 employees. The holding is engaged in diverse sectors such as agriculture, waste processing, paper product manufacturing, transport and logistics, mechanical engineering, and infrastructural development.

According to local Turkish publications, "Albayrak Holding" is under the management of a close ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Between 2010 and 2021, the company secured 437 state tenders with a cumulative value exceeding 7 billion Turkish liras. The holding has undertaken extensive projects for local municipalities and government agencies in Turkey, including car rental, construction, and waste removal. Moreover, the firm acquired sugar, paper, and industrial equipment factories from the government as part of a substantial privatization initiative led by the ruling Justice and Development Party.


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