Behiç Erkin, the first General Manager of TCDD, was commemorated in Eskişehir

Behç Erkin, the first General Manager of TCDD, was commemorated in Eskişehir: He fought shoulder to shoulder with Atatürk in the War of Independence, was the first General Directorate of TCDD and the Ministry of Public Works, was among the founders of the National Intelligence Agency and saved thousands of Jews during the Paris Embassy. Behiç Erkin was commemorated in Eskişehir, where his tomb was located on the 52nd anniversary of his death.
Eskisehir Governor Güngör Azim Tuna, Turkey Locomotive and Engine Industry Inc. (TÜLOMSAŞ) in his speech at the memorial ceremony at the Conference Hall, Turkey memorable and Erkin expressed his pleasure from the moment in Eskisehir found great services.
Expressing that he will be working to remember Behiç Erkin as the Eskişehir 2013 Turkish World Culture Capital Agency, Tuna said, “We are working as a permanent work in Eskişehir in terms of railway and transportation culture. We will conclude this together. We remember Behiç Erkin with respect. I would like to thank the organizers of such an organization. ”
High Speed ​​Train Regional Manager Abdurrahman Genç stated that Behiç Erkin is the “father” of TCDD's founder and employees of railways.
Explaining that his love and knowledge of the railroad proved him in Çanakkale and the First World War, Genç said:
“In our War of Independence, Erkin was given the coordination and control of the transportation works to be carried out by Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Erkin is among the heroes of the victory that he deserved in this field. I commemorate Behiç Erkin, the father of the great statesman and the railroaders, with respect and mercy on the 52nd anniversary of his eternity. ”
Erkin's granddaughter Emir Kışır shared Erkin's life and shared her memories.
Eskişehir Deputy Governor Ömer Faruk Günay, Odunpazarı Mayor Burhan Sakallı, TÜLOMSAŞ General Manager Hayri Avcı, Eskişehir Garage Manager Süleyman Hilmi Özer and TCDD employees attended the event.

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