Founder of the Republic of the Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the 1920s that began in the year "national industrialization drive" under the foundations of the first Heavy Iron and Steel industry thrown Turkey Karabük Iron and Steel Works (Kardemir) INC., President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2003 which began with the nationalization efforts of today, while Turkey's only rail manufacturer, has saved Turkey from dependence on the outside of the rail ..
KARDEMİR, which was founded in Karabük, a 13-digit village on April 3, 1937, started production with a capacity of 150 thousand tons per year and realized the construction of many plants in the country, and thus, has acquired the title of "factory that establishes factories", and today produces approximately 3 million tons per year. .
With the national breakthrough initiated by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the railroads, which have been taken back as a state policy since 2003, invested 16 billion liras in 133 years. High speed express train and met Turkey, 213 thousand kilometers, including High Speed Rail line 2 thousand 149 km of new railway line was built. In Turkey, 11 thousand 497-kilometer railway line from top to bottom conventional renewed, continues to build about 4 thousand kilometers of railway line.
TCDD continues its construction, tender and ETÜD works for approximately 13 thousand kilometers of new railway lines. As the Republic in their first year, 2007, is the only national brand in Turkey's rail production today KARDEMİR, while continuing to Anatolia wrap with steel arms fully recover from dependence on foreign sources while Turkey in rail production.
Railways, which were almost forgotten after 1950, were re-considered as state policy since 2003. The projects, which will carry the railways into the future, have been implemented one by one by changing the transportation policy. In 2009, Ankara-Eskisehir with the opening of the line High Speed Train with met Turkey in 2011, Ankara-Konya, 2013, Konya, Eskisehir, 2014 Ankara and in Istanbul and Konya-Istanbul based services High-speed trains in the world, 8, Europe reached the 6th country with high speed train technology in. Urban Rail Transportation Systems serving in Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa, Izmir, Konya, Kayseri, Eskisehir, Adana, Gaziantep, Antalya, Samsun and Kocaeli, Diyarbakır, Mersin, Erzurum, Erzincan, Urfa, Denizli, Sakarya and Trabzon in the near future. Also, it is envisaged that the share of passenger transportation in rail systems will increase with the commissioning of the company.
Turkey's 15 provinces, with 46 percent of the population and construction will connect the high-speed train lines and new projects in the design stage, will increase the share of the freight and passenger railways.