The Ankara-Niğde Motorway Project completes the missing link of the Türkiye TEM Project and provides an uninterrupted highway link from the Türkiye-Bulgarian border in Edirne to Şanlıurfa close to the Türkiye-Syrian border. This will extend up to the Türkiye-Iraq border when the Şanlıurfa-Habur Border Gate section is constructed and open to traffic. Accordingly, the Project has contributed to the improvement of the regional transportation network and strengthened the strategic position of Türkiye among the three continents, namely Europe, Asia and Africa.

 As the transportation network provides a highway link among the Marmara, Black Sea and Mediterranean Regions with the addition of the Ankara-Niğde Motorway, the motorway has international importance.  Travel to Asia and Africa is more efficient and thus the international commerce benefits from this.


The Project reduces travel distance from Ankara to Niğde about 60 km. In addition, the Project eases the traffic flow and reinforces the social, economic and commercial relations between the north-west and south-east of Türkiye. While it contributes to the economic growth and commercial and logistic capacity of Türkiye with the removal of physical barriers, it provides safe and comfortable access controlled transportation between the northern and south-eastern provinces in Türkiye.

Additionally, the Ankara-Niğde Motorway Project increases accessibility of the important tourist destinations in the region like Tuz Gölü (among the provinces of Ankara, Konya and Aksaray) and the historical Cappadocia (within the provincial borders of Nevşehir, Kayseri, Kırşehir, Aksaray and Niğde).