Prime Minister Promises a Ship to ITU
Dec 21, 2015

Traditional Fish Day celebrating 131st anniversary of Turkish maritime education and 23rd anniversary of the ITU Maritime Faculty (ITUMF) was held this year.
The 131st “Fish Day” event, organized by ITU Maritime Faculty Alumni Association (DEFAMED) on 12 December 2015, brought together the faculty alumni.

The ceremony, accompanied by the trumpet perfrormance of the “Anlamlı Destek” group, was attended by ITU Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca, the Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication Binali Yıldırım, government authorities and guests. Binali Yıldırım also visited the faculty exhibition and met with the students before the ceremony. The Minister was very impressed by the stand featuring an “Unmanned Surface Vehicle” designed and constructed by the ITU Maritime Faculty students. Binali Yıldırım studied the vehicle carefully and asked students various questions. 

rektorumuz ve binali yildirim

The Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communication Binali Yıldırım, who delivered a speech during the event, stated that he had always been proud and delighted to be part of ITU and Maritime Faculty family and admitted that every time he comes to the faculty, deep in his heart he feels that he belongs here. “Now as we don’t have Akdeniz Ship, which had been used as a training ship, it is obvious that our fellow seafarers will experience certain problems. In this respect I would like to give some good news to the Maritime Faculty students. We will do our best to provide the Faculty with the new ship able to sail the 7 seas. Besides, we are going to introduce a few privileges for our female students by developing special programs which will allow them to participate more actively in the life of the maritime family and have more opportunities during their training.”

Rector Karaca “We are proud of our success.”

The ITU Rector Prof. Dr. Mehmet Karaca started his speech by stating that the ITU Maritime Faculty had built a bridge between the past and the present by preserving the historical tradition. “We associate our present and future with you. Thanks to your efforts our faculty ranks the highest among the institutions offering the maritime education. Today we are here with our students and alumni. I’m very grateful to everyone. Thank you so much,” added Rector Karaca.