The Turks are truly wizards of construction. How they built such an airport from scratch in a mere few years is beyond me! The Germans need to learn (funny that given the number of Turks in Germany, they should have already!
Well, I'd like a comparison between German and Turkish safety laws, building regulations, worker payments, working time laws etc.
Better delay an airport construction by an indefinite time than killing a number of workers in construction by ignoring safety rules. And how about illegally arresting workers after they go on strike because paychecks aren't handed out on time? Would never happen in Germany and I am really glad about that. I have been working on building sites for power plants all over the world (including Turkey and Germany), I know that both countries can ensure safe working conditions if they want. But with new IST, it seemed more important to open the airport on the target date than safety.
Don't get me wrong, I don't oppose the new airport (I am glad that I never have to set a foot to Atatürk airport again, I hated that airport), but please refrain from such unreflected comments, if you have no idea what you are talking about.
Airports 2019: ADB, ALG, AMD, ATL, BOS, CTS, DEL, DTW, DUS, EWR, FRA, HND, IST, JFK, MUC, NUE, PHL, SIN, STN, YYZ
Planned 2019: BOG, CDG, FRA, FUK, HIJ, HND, MUC, NGO, NUE, OKA, ZRH