The Food of the Heritage Sümerbank Printing Factory from Atatürk was Restarted 27 Years Later: In the Nazilli district of Aydın, the people who were laid inside the city to transport workers to the legacy of the old Sümerbank Printing Factory from Atatürk, and also because of the voice they made, The train, called 'Gıdı Gıdı', was restarted after 27 years and started the expedition. Gıdı Gıdı brought 88-year-old retired chief mechanic Hüseyin Karasoy a dream.
The former Sümerbank Printing Factory, the foundation of which was laid on August 25, 1935 in Nazilli, was the first Turkish printing factory and transferred to Adnan Menderes University in 2003 and was used as a Sumer Campus by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on 9 October 1937. opened.
Factory opening / present (ADU Sumer Campus)
Nazilli Sümerbank Printing Factory is very important in terms of being the first application of the “Social Factory Project” that Atatürk thought. The factory in Atatürk's mind is not only a production place, but also a laboratory where "R&D" works, a school where education is provided, a cultural complex with all kinds of art and sports facilities, in short, a "living space". is a campus. Atatürk was planning to build these "social factories" all over Anatolia, where the workers enjoyed all kinds of opportunities at high standards.
The importance given to the opening of Nazilli Sümerbank Printing Plant, the first and last factory that Atatürk opened, is evident from the participation of almost all military officials in the opening. Gıdi Gıdı carried construction material and factory workers for the construction of the factory and later the people.
The veteran train, known as the "Gıdı Gıdı" among the people, was used in Nazilli to transport the construction materials, the workers working in the factory, and then the public in the connection line between the factory and the İzmir-Aydın railway.
It was called 'Gıdı Gıdı' because of the noises it made while climbing the hill while it was loaded.
Tickle Gıdı and first mechanic Saffet Özen
The train was called 'Gıdı Gıdı' because of the noises it made while climbing the hill while it was loaded.
Gıdı Gıdı, Nazilli Municipality, Adnan Menderes University (ADÜ) and TCDD have been working together for a year and their locomotive and wagon have been renewed and started again recently. Gıdı Gıdı also drew 88-year-old retired chief mechanic Hüseyin Karasoy.
Chief engineer Karasoy's years passed on this train
Explaining that a special line has been drawn in connection with the train for the construction of the factory in the statement to Anadolu Agency, the chief minister Hüseyin Karasoy points out that the train imported from Germany working on this line carried construction materials for the construction of the factory in the first periods.
Hüseyin Karasoy, who lives in the Senirkent district of Isparta and came to visit a relative in 1955, describes his meeting with the factory and Gıdı Gıdı with the following words:
“After starting the work, they gave it to the carpentry workshop first. I worked on my kidney in 1970 while I was working there, after that they wanted to give me a light job. Gıdı Gıdı machinist was missing, I made a petition and started working on the train. ”
Expeditions stopped in 1989
Stating that he was chief engineer after the retirement of the chief engineer of the period, Karasoy stated that his train travels were stopped in 1989 and said: “I got married with the money of this train, I made my house, I taught 5 girls, I made them all officers. I was praying for the Gıdı Gıdı train to light up. ”
Hussein Karasoy, the retirement of the 1981 despite the official separation of the train can not get off the train, he said that often visited.
'The worlds are mine'
After the completion of the restoration, the train was touring the city center
Stating that he was very upset when he heard that the expeditions were stopped, Karasoy explains that Gıdı Gıdı remembers his old memories with the revival of the following words:
“They stopped Gıdı Gıdı in 1989, started to rot, the spider was full, it was dusty. I would come to Nazilli and cry when I saw him. How many times did I go to Mayor Haluk Alıcık, I said, 'Put a tin on top of 4 poles, this is Ataturk's work, do not rot'. Then they said to me, 'Uncle we will run that train'. That's when the worlds became mine. I seem to be reborn today, I'm very happy. ”
The factory, which was transferred to Adnan Menderes University in 2003, is used as the Sumer Campus. Gıdı Gıdı, now students will move here from the district center
Revived Gıdı Gıdı revived the memories not only of chief chief Hüseyin Karasoy, but also of many people, especially the Nazis working in Sümerbank.
Nazilli Mayor Haluk Alican