Afyonkarahisar's Historic Izmir Train Station Will Become A Gastronomy Center

Afyonkarahisar's Historic Izmir Train Station Will Become A Gastronomy Center
Afyonkarahisar's Historic Izmir Train Station Will Become A Gastronomy Center

Governor Gökmen Çiçek and Mayor Mehmet Zeybek examined the historical İzmir Station, which was built in 1890 as the first train station of Afyonkarahisar and will serve as a Gastronomy Center in the coming period.


İzmir Station, which was allocated to Afyonkarahisar Municipality as a result of the negotiations with the General Directorate of State Railways, will be transformed into a Social Facility with the initiatives of Mayor Mehmet Zeybek. Turkey in Hatay after gastronomy Gaziantep 2019 UNESCO Creative Cities deserved as included in the Network denomination reach the Afyonkarahisar among the people 'İzmir Station, known as' opium City Rail Station, will serve as a gastronomic center.


Stating that he is not willing to abandon the 130-year-old İzmir Station to its fate, Mayor Mehmet Zeybek said, “The abandoned building will decay more quickly. Our hearts did not accept this. "We will restore the building and create a decent environment where our local products will be served." Chairman Zeybek; “As a result of our meetings with our General Directorate of DDY and our 7th Regional Directorate, we will turn this historical place into the social facility of Afyonkarahisar Municipality and put it into service of our citizens. We were not satisfied with the decay of the abandoned building. The proposal we made to DDY to consider this place as a social facility was accepted with pleasure. We are not pleased with this. This building is a very old building built by the British. A building that has witnessed many sorrows and joys. I hope we will restore this place, we will make a recreation arrangement in the garden in front of the building and turn it into a social facility where our local products are served. Here, we are planning to turn Afyonkarahisar citizens into a place where they can have a good time with their families, eat their meals and host their guests.


Governor Gökmen Çiçek expressed his satisfaction that a building with a past full of the past will be regarded as a decent place. Train stations have a special place in the culture and history of our nation. These are places where sadness and happiness are experienced together. Likewise, İzmir Station takes people to sadness and joy when integrated with the train route around it. Our mayor did not want to let such a building be empty and ruined. I congratulate him, ”he said.

Stating that the building will become a Gastronomy Center is pleasing, Governor Gökmen Çiçek; “It is a very gratifying situation to bring such a historical building to Afyonkarahisar Municipality. Our president plans to make it a center, taking into account the status of our city as a gastronomy city. Thanks to our president, Afyonkarahisar is considered to be a Gastronomy Center, taking into account that it is a Gastronomy City. I was very happy in this respect. Again, I was also happy to see this place as the first day. I hope the families will have a great time when this place is put into service ”.

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