A Discussion Titled "How Was Turkish Aviation Industry Hindered?"


A joint discussion titled "How Was Turkish Aviation Industry Hindered?" organized by our university's Career Development Application and Research Center, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Defense and R&D Club (SARGE) was held with the participation of the KTU Graduate Mechanical Engineer and Businessman Ilyas Edip SEVİNÇ. The discussion, held in the one of the lecture halls at the Mechanical Engineering Department, was attended by our Rector Prof. Dr. Hamdullah ÇUVALCI, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Prof. Dr. Gençağa PÜRÇEK, Director of the Career Development Application and Research Center Prof. Dr. Hülya KALAYCIOĞLU, Department Chair of Mechanical Engineering Prof. Dr. Yasin ALEMDAĞ, academics, administrative staff, and many students.

Rector Prof. Dr. Hamdullah ÇUVALCI Emphasized Production

Addressing the participants in the discussion program, our Rector Prof. Dr. Hamdullah ÇUVALCI emphasized the importance of "Domestic and National Production" by saying, "As a country, we had an aircraft factory 100 years ago. So, 100 years ago, we took the necessary steps in the Aviation Industry. What happened then? The Republic of Türkiye experienced the dark years of the 70s, when there were conflicts. In 1974, during the period when the operation in Cyprus was to be carried out, we couldn't produce F-104 tires, and America wouldn't give us aircraft tires. Why? They were saying to us, that we could not fight because they did not like our coutry. He added that ' Dear young people, I would like to express this clearly; 'Domestic and National Production' is not only an economic choice but also a national stance. Türkiye's years of conflict are behind us. We are now at a point where we produce BAYRAKTARs and KAANs. Is it enough? Never. We will produce more, we will work harder at these times to produce more."

Appreciation Certificate Presented to SEVİNÇ

After the speech delivered by our Rector Prof. Dr. Hamdullah ÇUVALCI, Businessman Ilyas Edip SEVİNÇ conveyed detailed information to the students about the development process of the Turkish Aviation Industry from past to present and the obstacles encountered during this process. At the end of the program, an Appreciation Certificate was presented to Ilyas Edip SEVİNÇ by our Rector.

04 April 2024