Today in History
17 April 1869 A contract was signed with Baron Maurice de Hirsch, who was originally a Hungarian Jew, Brussels Bankers for the construction of the Rumeli Railways. A separate contract was signed with Pavlin Talabat, acting on behalf of the Austrian Southern Railways Company (porthole), owned by the famous banker Rothdchild, to operate the line when the construction was finished. On the same date, a contract was made between Baron Hirsh and Talabot.
17 April 1925 Ankara-Yahşihan Line (86 km) was put into operation. In 1914, the construction of the Ministry of Defense started. The unfinished line started again on December 10, 1923 with the groundbreaking of President M. Kemal Pasha and completed the Contractor Şevki Niyazi Dağdelence.