We now export rail to the world
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “Road is civilization, railways are civilization. These show the distance we have traveled. It is not possible to be civilized in words, it will be through action. Now we have become a country that exports rails to the world ”.
Erdoğan attended the commissioning ceremony of Eskişehir-Konya High Speed Train at Eskişehir Station.
Prime Minister Erdogan, today, two big cities; He said that Konya, the capital of the Seljuks, and the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World, Eskişehir, were connected to each other by high-speed train services.
Actually two, not that Erdogan 2 capital's high-speed train linked together, the ancient Seljuk capital of Konya, the capital of the Republic of Turkey Ankara and the Turkish World Capital of Culture Eskisehir that embrace each other, the Ottoman capital of Bursa and a period Istanbul Seljuks was the capital of Sivas He stated that they will attend this meeting.
Expressing that Hodja Nasrettin was born in Eskişehir Sivrihisar, studied in Konya Akşehir and passed away there, Erdoğan said, “Hodja Nasrettin was reaching his destination sooner or later, whether it is a thousand or a thousand, opposite to his donkey. We are now bringing Eskişehir and Konya together with the high speed train, the way that Hoca Nasrettin took. "Whether you ride the other way or straight or straight, it will be possible to travel the same road in 2 hours in safety and comfort."
Saying, "Now Mevlana friends and Yunus friends will be able to quench your longing in a very short time", Erdogan wished that the high-speed train that brings together the past, present and future, capitals, people as well as civilization, culture and history, congratulated those who contributed.
"We never promised what we could not do, we never promised"
Erdoğan stated that they have a policy that they pay attention to in politics, especially in the government and they pay attention to them.
“We never promised what we could not do, we never promise. We will fulfill whatever we promise, by Allah's leave. When we said that we would connect Ankara with Eskişehir by high speed train, someone saw it as a raw dream. They even wrote like that. We finished the line in 2009. We rose to the position of one of the eight countries that use high-speed trains in Turkey. We got on the train from Ankara and reached Eskişehir in 8 hours. We said we will make Konya or high speed train. Someone called it a dream too. We completed the Ankara-Konya line in 1,5. We got on the high speed train and reached Konya in 2011 hours. We had an iftar in Konya. I hope we will open the Eskişehir-Istanbul line in Istanbul together with Marmaray, if nothing goes wrong at the end of this year.
We are connecting Sivas, Yozgat, Kırıkkale, Afyon, Uşak, Manisa, İzmir and Bursa to this network and connect Eskişehir to 14 different provinces via high-speed train. We took the construction of the Karaman, Mersin, Adana, Osmaniye and Gaziantep high-speed rail from Konya to the south. Just as we are going from Eskişehir to Konya by high speed train, I hope we will reach all cities up to Gaziantep in a short time by high speed train. "
"Eskişehir is now becoming a brand with its railway production facilities"
Eskisehir to connect Turkey to the four corners of the of the project to connect to the world, the road map and the program was ready voicing Prime Minister Erdogan, "Eskişehir is not only a global brand with wood market homes. Eskişehir does not become a brand in the world only with Yunus Order and Nasreddin Hodja. Eskişehir is not a brand in the world only with the meerschaum, Eskişehir is not a brand in the world only with textiles. Eskişehir is also becoming a brand in the world as it is at the crossroads of high-speed train lines built with high advanced technology ”.
Expressing that they converted the Eskişehir TÜLOMSAŞ facilities, which produced the "Bozkurt" and "Karakurt" locomotives and the "Revolution" car in the past, into a modern facility that exports locomotives to Europe, Erdoğan said that the AK Party governments have done this.
“Where were our priorities? Erdogan said that they did not have such a goal, they did not even have dreams, ”and emphasized that Eskişehir is a brand with its railway production facilities.
“We don't just get stuck with the local. We are not trapped inside borders. Not so, 10 years ago to make high-speed train to leave Turkey 100 years ago, it did not renew the existing railways made 150 years ago. Turkey, almost as rail manufacturer is entering the doors of the country to be able to import as much as he was trying to modernize existing rail lines. Do you know- Our Kardemir in Karabük was producing 10 meters long rails and these were made by riveting, but now we are producing about 60 meters long rails and these are made by welding system. On the road, as before, those noisy systems disappear, and you can travel peacefully. Your tea, your food, everything can stand comfortably on your table. There is no longer a train that goes to taka taka. We came here.
The road is civilization. Railways are civilization. These show the distance we have traveled. It is not possible to be civilized in words, it will be through action. Now we have become a country that exports rail to the world. We became the 8th country in the world and the 6th in Europe in high-speed railroad construction and management. We are implementing the modern silk railway from Beijing to London with Marmaray and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars projects.
Between 2004 and 2012, we built an average of 137 kilometers per year, a total of one thousand 94 kilometers. This figure is equivalent to the roads made in the railway move in the first years of our Republic. '
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