Turkey earned 619 million Turkish liras ($204.2 million) from the tolls at two bridges at the Istanbul Strait and toll roads in the first six months of 2016, according to the country's highway department.
The Bogazici (Bosphorus) Bridge and the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge, which connect Europe and Asia, together yielded 160.2 million TL ($52.8 million), while the toll highways in Turkey earn 458.5 million Turkish liras ($151 million), according to data released on Monday by the Turkish General Directorate of Highways (KGM).
The figures indicate that 206 million vehicles paid tolls to use the facilities in the same period. Drivers in Turkey need to pay 4.75 Turkish lira ($1.56) bridge toll fee.
Vehicles with more than two axles will pay a higher pro-rated toll rate in the country.
In the last year, 412.4 million vehicles used the bridges and toll roads in Turkey, paying a total of 880.2 million Turkish liras ($290.4 million).
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