Highways General Directorate, the Institute every year in Turkey Statistical Institute (TUIK) data after the change of the population of 81 provinces and 911 districts located in reorganizing the entrance and exit signs. In the new application, which was prepared to eliminate the expense made with the change, population and altitude information was removed from all city and district signs. In Eskişehir, one of the cities where signs were changed, 3 signboards on Ankara, Bursa and Kütahya routes were prepared according to the new arrangement. The “Population: 872000 and Altitude 788” information previously on the sign has been removed. Only ‘Eskişehir’ text was left on the sign.
Resignation statement from Muhittin Böcek
“WE DIFFERENT THE CHANGE ON THE SIGNS”
The couple Duygu and Bilal Ateş, who got married a while ago and went on an intercity trip, said that they noticed new signs in many cities they visited. Noting that they only see the city names on the signs with population and altitude information previously, Duygu Ateş said, “We noticed the change in the signs. Previously, population and altitude were specified. It has not been seen for a long time. We were wondering and investigating the reason. We learned that it would no longer be written by the Highways to reduce costs. We travel city by city. 2- We went to Kırıkkale 3 weeks ago. The city name was written there as well. Population and altitude information was not specified. From now on it will be like that everywhere. We take pictures under the city signs in order to remain in the cities we visited.
SOCIAL MEDIA IS ALSO WONDERFUL
Removing population and altitude information from city signs has also been a matter of curiosity in social media. Internet users shared their newly edited signage photos.