Inauguration of the Hamidiye Hejaz Traces of Ottoman in Hejaz railway photography exhibition

Inauguration of the Hamidiye Hejaz Traces of Ottoman in Hejaz railway photography exhibition

Mayor of Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç attended the opening ceremony of Hamidiye Hejaz Railway Photography Exhibition organized by Kayseri Branch of Writers Union of Turkey.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition held at the Hunat Hatun Cultural and Art Center was attended by President Büyükkılıç, President of the Kayseri branch of the Writers’ Union Mehmet Hüsrevoğlu, writer Vedat Önal, members of the Union of Writers and Citizens.

Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Metropolitan Mayor Dr. Memduh Büyükkılıç said that the importance of the Hejaz Railway can never be ignored and said, “It is an important topic , an important area, as we will see in the exhibition, we know that the importance of this railway can never be ignored.The service that Abdulhamid Khan, who is a heavenly place, rendered for about 33 years , and the fact that he managed the recent turbulent period of the Ottoman Empire is exceptionally important work,” he said.

President Büyükkılıç, who launched messages of unity in his speech, said: “We are the Ottomans, we are the Republic, we are the Seljuks, we do not ignore our ancestors. In order to bring our present to the future, we must best manage the coming process and do our best. May my Mevla not disturb our unity, our solidarity and our peace. Our Akif says: “An enemy cannot enter a nation without separating, and hearts cannot digest it when a group strikes it”.

Expressing that one of the most important factors that will ensure unity and solidarity is the road, Büyükkılıç said, “The strategic importance of the railway was realized at this time. We are aware that we are a country on the silk road. I hope we will see our president’s efforts to complete work that will continue this process to the Great Wall of China,” he said.

Expressing that Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality and District Municipalities should produce more projects hand in hand and heart to heart, Mayor Büyükkılıç said, “I would like to thank our brother Vedat Önal, who brought such important work to life. and significant. I congratulate each of the esteemed members of our Writers’ Union. I would like to express here that as Kayseri Metropolitan Municipality and District Municipalities, we need to produce more projects hand in hand and heart to heart. We have to try to do what we have to do,” he said.

Mehmet Hüsrevoğlu, chairman of the Kayseri branch of the Writers’ Union, gave information about the Hejaz Railway.

Writer Vedat Önal also said he served in Medina and Tabuk between 2016 and 2021 and said he did not expect to return with such treasure. Önal also gave a presentation on the mounts reflected in his lens on the Hamidiye Hejaz railway line.

After the speeches, the Hamidiye Hejaz Railway Photography Exhibition was opened with prayers. After the opening ribbon was cut, President Büyükkılıç visited the exhibition with the visitors and received information.

Tracey L. Sweeney