Turkey has produced among the most successful young people, at the end of the 1940s US-bound Sculptor Mehmet mechanical engineer, 97-year-old he lost his life.
Mehmet Yontar, who was born in Seydişehir district of Konya and enrolled as a military student at Robert College in Istanbul after finishing his military school in the first place, enrolled in Columbia University in the USA in 1 as one of the three students who were entitled to be sent abroad had it done.
Yontar, a graduate mechanical engineer, received his doctorate education from the Port Authority of New York at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the leading universities in the USA and the world, on a scholarship, due to his outstanding success in his master's program.
Yontar, who had many patents, solved the big problem experienced in the technical parts of New York's suburban train wagons with his engineering intelligence was reported in American newspapers of the period.
The Turkish engineer, who was accepted to the MIT doctorate program with his thesis on movable mechanisms in large-story constructions, also worked as the chief engineer in the construction of the World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, due to his experience and ability in rail systems.