Today in History: 9 May 2004 Asia and Europe under the Bosphorus

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Today in History
At the 9 May 1883 Fourth Conference (Ottoman State, Austria, Serbia, Bulgaria) a decision was made to lay the connection lines within the borders of each country.
May 9, 1896 Akşehir-Ilgın Line (57 km) was opened and purchased by the state on December 31, 1928.
May 9, 1935 Atatürk expressed his pleasure in achieving the goals of the railway by saying "We have connected the Mediterranean to the Black Sea with iron".
The foundation of the Marmaray Project, which will connect Asia and Europe under the Istanbul Strait and carry 9 thousand passengers per hour, was laid.
9 May 2009 100 disabled TCDD employee was sent off to Iskenderun as part of the Disabled Week activities.



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