Railroad means strength and independence

In the first years of the Republic, a national and independent railroad policy was pursued on the basis of development and defense.

In the first years of the Republic, a national and independent railroad policy was pursued on the basis of development and defense. 240 mileage a year on average in large impossibilities 1950'in 40'den technology and material, despite the only XNUMX mileage was made

The technological innovations that have started with the industrial revolution have also brought the fast goods and human transportation into the agenda. 10 thousand kilometers were built in a short period of time such as 115 year for the goods to be delivered to the ports and other land parts. The most powerful means of invading the lands of indigenous peoples in the United States is to reach the new lands from the east to the west. In Europe, similar developments were experienced in the USA, and railways and goods transport increased day by day. In the context of Russia, the most important reason of the TransSibian line is the reaching of the rich and underground riches of Siberia. Similarly, the Transcaucasian railway was used as the ve Military Tactical Purpose Rail ini and was used as a tool for the exploitation of Central Asia's underground and surface riches, which gained the atıl Strategic Railway 'as a result of the extension to Central Asia. DR Headrich and P. Mentzel can be cited as one of the linkages between railways and imperialism. Mentzel put forward the concept of 'Railway Imperialism' in this context.


Geopolitics, which can be defined as the use of geography to open up a field of political action to the state, is a discipline that applies to domestic politics as it is in foreign policy. In this context, the organization and organization of the interior space is the area of ​​interest of geopolitics. The construction of TransSiberian and Pacific Railways in the United States in Russia is a domestic political measure with a geopolitical motivation for the state and the nation, and a part of the territory of the state in those regions and its people on it. In 1832, the former General of Napolion M. Lamarque considered the use of the railway for military purposes as valuable.

The Ottoman authorities did not take the importance of the rapidly developing railways in Europe and the world until the Crimean War. The action of turning the Ottoman country into a market for the great powers of Europe with the 1856 Line Hümayunu was bound to certain legal rules. However, the idea that there was a close connection between the development of railways and the increase of foreign intervention in the Crimean War due to the lack of railroads and the criticism from the European allies had the minds of all Ottoman statesmen. Fuat Pasha, yap foreign capital income, railways and operates. But I will protect the rights of this capital, and then comes his state and political power. Ama But without the railroad, the possibilities of maintaining the Empire disappeared.


Germany 'Weltpolitik', the core of the policy of the expansion and development of the economy of the imperial policy, created the Baghdad Railway Project. Again in Baghdad Railroad was carried out in Missionary style works and it was wanted to transfer culture through railway. For the area of ​​exploitation to be established, schools are planned to be opened on the railway route and surrounding cities and to be settled with German colonies. The other means of penetration for exploitation was the opening of hospitals and orphanages in addition to schools on the railway route. In the meantime, foreign companies that built railroads during the time of Abdülhamit, the location of the railroad is given the concession rights, the Ankara-Istanbul Railway, to benefit from the maximum extent of the mine, consciously extended to 725 km, should be noted.


National Struggle of the Republic of Turkey as an independent state, had the power to determine rail policy in an appropriate manner. A national and independent railway policy was followed according to the needs of development and defense based on the realities of the country, not the external pressures as in the Ottoman period. 22 April 1924'da adopted, 'Anatolian Railways of the General Directorate of Rail and Railways General Directorate of Organization and Organization of the Law on the Mü and the Turkish railways 1923-1940 of the Anatolian line between the golden age. 1923 4 thousand kilometers by rail as of 559 years, reaching up to 1940 8 years 637 thousand kilometers. 1940-1950 is the 'recession period'. From the 1950 to the present, only the 2 thousand kilometers have been built around the new road. After the War of Independence, an average of 240 kilometers of railroads were built annually, while only 1950 miles were built annually despite the technology and financial resources that developed after 40.


Steam locomotive comes with Turkey and showing a great improvement of rail transport to be taken back to 1940 years rationale underlying the plan after that date is not changed, the state's transportation policy. In the 1948 prepared by the US and 'Hilts Raporu'a report was issued, roads that need to be shifted from road to rail and road transportation construction in Turkey foresees the creation of the Directorate General. The report also emphasized that the General Directorate of Roads should be established independently from the Ministry of Transportation. The report, which contains data completely against our country and which leads to addiction, expensive and irregularity in transportation, has been enacted.

Mustafa Kemal 's efforts to nationalize the railway, "If you succeed in carrying the army to the front, I know what to do fronts very well," he gave him the liberation of the war successfully completed the logistics of his house, the house by the British, Damat Ferit government, wanted to be driven to Malta, more then, Behiç Bey, who was ordered to be executed for man and weapons kidnapping activities, was brought to Anatolia.


In our article, the domestic steam boiler born in 1911, Sabri Usta, who had contributed to the construction of miniature trains in Eskişehir, acquired the ”areas of influence alan of the imperialist West, and then settled in these areas. Let's finish with the words of the history of the railway, diye Steam boiler, this master! The group (Krupp) does not write, Tüsen (Thyssen) does not write, he writes cer cer!) (Toy Locomotive). Cer meant demek force ”, meaning independence; republic was in the eyes and consciousness of that generation. '

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