TCDD's 'Fast Train Traffic is Entrusted to Slaughterhouse Officer!' Statement to the News

spokesmanAli Ekber Erturk, according to the news, the former staff of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality graduate Abdullah Özcanlı faculty of theology, was transferred to TCDD, then was appointed Head of Traffic and Stations Department.

After graduating from Marmara University Theology Faculty in 1996, Abdullah Özcanlı started to work as a slaughterhouse officer in the municipality. Born in 1971, Özcanlı later worked in one of the municipal companies BELBİM, METRO İstanbul.

He then worked with TCDD Foundation and Raytest, Sarco, Raysimaş. 1 August Özcanlı was appointed as a public servant to TCDD Support Services in 2019 and 6 was appointed as branch manager the day after. Özcanlı became the Head of Traffic and Stations Department in 19 September.


A statement was made from the TCDD on the subject and the following statements were made:

There has been a need to provide information on the issue on the publication of unrealistic information about perception of Abdullah ÖZCANLI through some media and social media.

Who is Abdullah Özcanlı?

Abdullah ÖZCANLI started to work in Sales and Marketing Department in 1996, at ISMER AŞ, a subsidiary of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. In 1997, he started to work at Metro Istanbul AŞ, the Operations Directorate, the unit that regulates metro stations and metro and tram traffic. In this directorate, respectively; He served as chief operating officer, managing director, and lastly for 2008 years from 2015 to 8 as the Operations Manager responsible for the station and train traffic of all metro lines in Istanbul. In other words, he served as the MANAGER in the field of rail systems transportation in Istanbul, which is one of the largest metropolises in the world, for 18 years.

Between 2016 and 2017, he achieved 20% capacity increase by doing efficiency work on the metrobus line operated by IETT. Records related to this are available at IETT General Directorate.

Abdullah ÖZCANLI, who has always signed appreciation and success stories throughout his professional life, has made 505 vehicles with 424 vehicles as a result of the planning studies carried out in Metrobüs Operation system, thus 81 vehicle has been re-expedited and thus, 21 capacity increase has been realized in the morning and evening peak hours. The project received the International Stevie Silver Award from the Company of the Year-Transportation (2017). In addition, with the efficiency study carried out by Hacıosman Bus Lines operated by İETT; 17 has saved buses, in other words, 50 vehicles have been saved by providing 33 vehicles with 17 vehicles.

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  1. As someone who knew Abdullah Bey during his term in metro Istanbul, I can say; TCDD has dealt with neglected issues for years and is trying to accomplish important things. So this situation disturbed someone that they started attacking. He did not demand that task either, he was brought there to fix things and overcome the clumsiness in the institution. He is a diligent and selfless person. I hope it will be successful.

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