According to Sultan Abdulhamid Khan, who said ev It is my old dream ol for Hejaz Railway, it would be the material and spiritual service of this project. The ti easier pilgrimage X would be ensured, and the 18 would go down as a round-trip between Damascus and Mecca, including the pilgrimage and the performance of the pilgrimage.
Ömer Faruk Yılmaz's dül Hijaz Railway Project of Sultan Abdulhamid Han, was published by Çamlıca Basım Yayın. This work, which is prepared with thousands of photographs, maps and photographs, shows how strategic and visionary services Abdülhamid Han is doing.
Throughout history, people have realized many inventions to make transportation and transport faster and easier. The most important of these inventions is the invention of the wheel, which provides the transportation work faster. Then, by combining the wheel with the machine and the motor, the distances are shortened and both human and commercial relations have increased rapidly among the remote geographical regions. This increase has brought more activity and trade. Railways have provided the most serious ease to some nations, which use this development and trade in order to establish a colonial domination.
It is known that before the steam railway operation in the world, non-motorized wagons operating on railways are used in various mines. The invention of the steam engine has also changed the face of railway transportation. The development of the railroad showed differences between regions in the world. Although the industry progresses more rapidly where the industry has progressed, the land conditions are harder and even in the regions where the economic opportunities are limited,
Year is late. On the other hand, in the exploited lands, it is seen that the railway is being built and operated by the states that exploit them as a means of exploitation. In India, for example, with the support of the British government, the railways, which were established as a result of the activities of the private companies, opened the Indian geography to the most remote corners of the British capital. The development of railways has led to the beginning of a new era in world history, with the aim of providing colonialism, zoning or economic prosperity.
The Ottoman Empire served the people of the region
First Railways in the Ottoman Empire The Ottoman Empire, in the face of rapidly changing world conditions, has never been involved in the colonialism activities carried out by the states other than itself, and has always sought to maintain the lives of the communities under its rule in peace. The exploitation of the cheap raw materials from the colonies by the slaves and the cheap labor force brought them to the world market and the economic life of the Ottoman Empire were also under the influence of the state. With the cheap man and labor force and raw materials of the colonial powers, he succeeded in providing goods and services with almost zero costs, and he left the states and nations, which are trying to give the right value for labor and raw materials, to economic crises.
According to Sultan Abdulhamid II, the Sultan, who said ev He is my old dream ol for Hejaz Railway, would be the material and spiritual service of this project. The ti easier pilgrimage X would be ensured, and the 18 would go down as a round-trip between Damascus and Mecca, including the pilgrimage and the performance of the pilgrimage. By connecting the railway to Jeddah, it would be easily reached by sea. In addition to this, the state would strengthen the ties between Muslims and make the order more powerful.