Organized for the first time under the auspices of the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, the "Türk Telekom East Express National Photography Contest Award Ceremony and Exhibition" was held at The Ankara Hotel on Monday, June 11, 2018 with the participation of UDH Minister Ahmet Arslan.
Undersecretary Suat Hayri Aka, UDHB Undersecretary Orhan Birdal and Galip Zerey, TCDD General Manager İsa Apaydın, Bilgin Recep Bekem and TCDD Taşımacılık A.Ş. General Manager Veysi Kurt joined.
Arslan: yol We have rebuilt the spring air in the period of Atatürk in the railways Ars
Speaking at the ceremony, UDH Minister Ahmet Arslan said that the railways reflect the history of the last 1,5 century-old destiny, pain, joy, separation and reconciliation of this country.
Explaining that the soldiers and ammunition were transported on the days of the Independence War, and the hopes and excitements of the future of the country on the days of peace, Arslan said that the citizens who got up from their village and migrated to Istanbul traveled by train.
Stating that the Eastern Express is also on the trail of the material and moral values of the Turkish cultural heritage, Arslan continued as follows:
“Eastern Express; Turkey's new face and offers an event that coincides with a new vision. "
“It is on its way to remind us of our history, to remind our culture, to remind our world-famous villages and towns sprinkled in Anatolia like a pearl. He spends 24 hours on the road to reveal the beauties of our country in four seasons. Both citizens of both our guests coming to our country from abroad, a new face and a new vision of Turkey's new face of railways and moreover offers an event that coincides with a new vision. "
Arslan, explaining the work done to lift the railroads, rebuilding the spring air in the era of Atatürk's railroad and that they have taken a serious distance to capture that magnificent excitement.
Stating that the Eastern Express, which was not used once, hosted 270 thousand people in a year, Arslan said that the number of people traveling with the Eastern Express in the 5 months of this year reached 170 thousand.
Expressing their interest in artistic events, Arslan said that they have invested in strengthening the links of railways with life.
“We see photographers as voluntary advertising ambassadors”
Emphasizing that 440 photographers attended the contest with 529 photographs, Arslan said, “36 of these photographs were selected for the award winning photographs on Wednesday at Kars Gar and later in Ankara Gar.” said.
Arslan Turkey as well as abroad, stating that they want the development of the railroad photography, "You are our railways and we see ourselves as ambassadors of our country's voluntary advertising. A square photograph that carries the moment we live in to the future and immortalizes it can sometimes explain that thousands of pages of articles cannot tell. ” found the assessment.
“95 percent of the railway lines have been renewed”
Arslan pointed out that 95% of the existing railway lines have been renewed and that the work on the remaining part will be completed in 1-2 years, Arslan said that the Ankara-Polatlı express has started to serve as of today.
Indicating that the building and museum used by Atatürk as a residence and headquarters will continue to serve as a part and values of the historical Ankara Gar, Arslan said, “Although someone tries to create false perceptions about wrong information… History, culture, history is all of us. It is up to all of us to take pride in, and to sustain, just as we all have the right to be proud of. We are aware of this task. ” used expressions.
Apaydın: “Our historical and cultural heritage stations and stations were not forgotten”
TCDD General Manager İsa Apaydın In his speech at the ceremony, high-speed and high-speed railway projects that increase the prestige of our country with the support of our government has been implemented, so far 10.620 km railway renewed and pulled and modernized vehicles by replacing out-of-the-way journeys to take comfort and pleasant journeys, he said.
Apaydın stated that our historical and cultural heritage stations and stations have not been forgotten, they have been restored in accordance with their original life and they have been transformed into a life center. “Our fast, safe and comfortable trains are integrated with the historical garages and stations that we have restored, indispensable places of the artists, turned into a plateau.
The unique beauties of the Anatolian geography in every season fascinate our passengers who are looking at the moon-star train window and inspire our artists and poets. Anadolu
Apaydın stated that the passengers of all ages and different statuses, especially the artists, have shown great interest in the Eastern Express which is operated between Ankara and Kars. Pres Photographs taken in the stations and on the train between Ankara-Kars are news to our televisions, adorn the first pages of newspapers and magazines sanat he said.
TCDD General Manager İsa ApaydınIm We would like to thank all the artists who participated in the Eastern Express National Photography Contest organized for the first time with the instructions and under the auspices of the Minister, and congratulate our artists who will receive awards and wish them well.,
Kurt: or The train is at the center of life. Kurt
TCDD Transportation Inc. General Director Veysi Kurt stated that the train was not seen as a means of transportation since the day it went on the stage of history, and transformed the economic, social and cultural texture of every place it reached, and that it took place at the center of people's life, and that it inspired many branches of art from literature to photography.
After the speeches, the winners of the competition were given awards.
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