In Istanbul will restore the legendary station «the Gate of Europe»

In Istanbul will restore the legendary station «the Gate of Europe»

Train station «Haydarpasa» was closed after a fire in 2010.

Turkish state Railways promised that in 2019 re-earn the legendary station, known as the «Gate of Europe». He located in Istanbul on the Asian side of the Bosphorus Strait and was formerly an important strategic point between Europe and Asia. Station «Haydarpasa» was laid in 1909 and it served as a symbol of friendship between the Ottoman Empire and Germany under Kaiser Wilhelm II.

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After the closure of the railway station in 2013, the Istanbul authorities have repeatedly tried to sell it for a shopping center, hotel or entertainment complex, writes Yahoo. Thanks to activists, the building remained in public ownership. Now seriously talking about his recovery, as a historical train station. «The building will open just like a station, through which will run modern trains. No other options considered», — reported in the Turkish state railway.

The impressive facade has witnessed and endured more than a hundred years of tumultuous and sometimes tragic history: the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, First world war, the deportation of Armenians, military coups and a devastating fire in November 2010 that destroyed the roof. After 2010 passing by the station even went the train, and in 2013 the site was completely closed and opened a new station.

We will remind, earlier Reuters has published a selection of photos with the cats who live on the streets of the Turkish city of Istanbul. To cats the mole people here are very respectful, trying constantly to feed them, leave water in bowls and even make a multi-storey cat houses.

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