In front of us, Adana-Konya-Afyon-Kütahya-Eskişehir-Ankara railway provides great convenience for transportation and replenishment works. This is a big fortune for us. But we also have serious problems.
The number of locomotives is insufficient, we only have 18 locomotives. We need another 23 locomotive, but we don't have a chance. The repair of the deteriorates takes too long because there are no spare parts. No coal, no wood. Find ingenuity in the wood. The wagons are old. Most of the civil servants and actors are Greek or Armenian. They only work at gunpoint or for money. One day, we never entrusted our railroads to blindfolded foreigners, without thinking about what this gaffel could cost. These are vital lessons that should never be forgotten! Now General Director of Railways, Colonel Behiç Bey, the course opened by the Turkish mechanic and officials are trying to train in hasty. In short, the transfer of unity with railways is also a problem.
Source: The Crazy Turks, p. 161-163