Answer from TCDD to Yılmaz Özdil

The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) Enterprise Directorate-General, Hurriyet Newspaper Columnist Yilmaz Özdil dated 25 August What is covered by the blah blah ... 'titled the, declaring that it is filled with inaccurate and incomplete information, did not respond to Özdil post.
An answer came to the article titled 'What did you knit or blah ...' by Hürriyet Newspaper Columnist Yılmaz Özdil of the General Directorate of TCDD. In the written statement made by the General Directorate of TCDD, it was pointed out that Özdil's article was full of inaccurate and incomplete information and said, “The first railway concession was given to the British. İzmir-Aydın railway, 25. This was followed by railway concessions given to the British, Germans, French, Belgians and Russians. Railway operations were closed to the Turks, except for the military railway. After the establishment of the Republic, it was decided to buy and nationalize the Anatolian-Baghdad railway with the law dated April 1856, 22.
Paris Agreement in 1933 Turkey's foreign 'privileged' companies were identified debt. With the money of that day, 8 million 600 thousand TL. It took a quarter of a century to pay the installments of this debt.
Railways informed that the nationalization of the ongoing railway construction mobilization simultaneously, said the domestic industry also expressed as a dynamo, "In terms of Turkey's railway construction statistic that gets railway from Empire to Republic, 4 thousand 136 kilometers. The 1923 kilometers built between 1950-3 corresponds to an average of 764 kilometers per year. 134 kilometers built between 1951-2004; an average of 945 kilometers per year. 18 kilometers built between 2004-2011; an average of 1076 kilometers per year. As of 135
The length of the lines under construction is 2 thousand 78 kilometers. Until 2023, 10 thousand kilometers of high-speed trains and 4 thousand kilometers of conventional lines are planned; The feasibility studies of these lines and the construction processes of the application projects are continuing ”.
“Mr. Özdil, none of the lines built after the Republic and currently under construction are not concessions. You go to the construction tender, you provide 15% advantage to domestic companies, the one who bids suitable for the construction tender wins. You, by concession, dismiss contracting as 'very successful'. Major partners of the contractors you call 'foreigners' are Turkish. Turks make these roads, Mr. Özdil, said:
"Roads are the ways of the Republic of Turkey. Unfortunately, railways have been neglected for more than half a century. The railway move in the first years of the Republic was reversed. Drop rail, drop rail, link material supply
could not. The existing lines have not been renewed since the day it was built. Business has become impossible. From 2003 on, railways became a state policy again, just like in the first years of the Republic. With Marmaray and Baku Tbilisi Kars projects, Silk Railway project from Beijing to London is being brought back to life. "
indicating that created the High Speed ​​Rail's core network, which is Turkey's second high speed rail line Ankara-Konya of domestic labor, local contractors were expressed that it was built with the labor of indigenous engineers. In the statement, it was reported that a train factory in Adapazarı, a fastener factory in Erzincan, a high-speed train switch factory and high-speed train sleeper factories in Çankırı were established for a local railway industry.
The statement, "KARDEMİR investments made not only regular rail, high-speed rail have started to be produced in Turkey. 70 percent of the roads that have not been renewed since the day they were built with the rails produced here have been renewed. Railways had been buying the rail from abroad since the day it was founded. The rail requirement of the railways, especially France, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa, Soviet Union, Spain and Austria, was met by imports until 2002. Since 2002, the situation has turned in favor of the domestic industry. Currently, 70 percent of the rail need is met locally. factories that produce high-speed railway sleepers in Turkey was opened.
All of these were imported from the first years of the Republic to the present ”.
The statement continued:
“Mr. Özdil, we do not want to take your time by telling about the transformation in the railways in the last ten years. We would like to correct a few more recent mistakes with your article. boxcar factory in Turkey in 1953, passenger car factory was founded in 1962. It did not produce cars in the first year of the Republic of Turkey. The Turkish-Chinese consortium is building the Ankara-Istanbul high-speed railway. The monetary share distribution is 25 percent Chinese, 75 percent Turkish. No locomotive was bought from Spain. Training of Machinist was held in Turkey. He was sent to countries with high speed train operators for internship. Germany is the only manufacturer in the world for bridge asphalt. Sea buses were imported first, now they are made locally. The construction of the Sivas-Erzincan line has not started, whose
we don't know what he will do. Mr. Özdil, In short, your article is full of incomplete and incorrect information. Hürriyet Newspaper's paper is from which country, which country's cameras are used by photojournalists, which country's brand of printing machines, the internet infrastructure programs of the newspaper, which country's programs. How is Turkey's Hurriyet newspaper, TCDD is the value of this country and this nation. There are no concessions. Or do you still think we are / are 'privileged'? We would like to see our statement in the corner of Yılmaz Özdil, who is devoted to press principles.

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