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Turkey's tunnel links east to west

It's 150 years since Ottoman sultans first dreamt up the idea. But a tunnel under Turkey's Bosphorus river is now finally open. It's 13 km long and 60 metres deep. And crucially links Europe with Asia. It'll initially carry subway commuters into Europe's biggest cities. Later high speed and freight trains will also use the route, creating economic opportunities form many. Mayor of Istanbul, Kadir Topbas SOUNDBITE: Kadir Topbas, Mayor of Istanbul , saying (Turkish): "We're adding to the achievements we made in the first decade. We are re-enforcing this network with railways, motorways, new roads, airlines and multiplying the networks that we have." The tunnel cost $2.8 billion to build and is one of several Turkish mega projects. Others include a 50km canal to rival the Suez, an airport and several atomic power stations. Opponents fear the environmental impact of the development in an earthquake-prone country. But

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