The break point in Baghdad-Berlin Line Belemedik: The history of the Belemedik village, where the Baghdad-Hejaz Railway was built by the Germans in 1898, was told in the book prepared by the writers Teyfik Kısacık and Ahmet Nadir İşisağ.
Teyfik Kısacık, Former German Honorary Consul and Belemedik Beautification and Survival Association found a statement to AA correspondent about the book Kıs Belemedik Toros Tunnel at the Bagdat-Berlin Line Kıs.
About a century ago in the Belemedik Germans have made a large number of Turkish workers working on the railway, who briefly draw attention to the shortage of the source of resources here.
Kısacık stated that it took a long time for them to prepare the book and that they created a work about 7 a year.
They have reached important information in their research transfers Kisacik, said:
I When the Baghdad Railways Project was put into practice, Belemedik was not considered to be the most appropriate point in the feasibility studies, but it was the most difficult but also the most difficult point for the railway to pass through the Taurus. The biggest construction site was built here. In the Belemedik, the Russians, Anzacs, French, Greeks, Greeks, Jews, Australians, Swedes, Germans and Turks worked. Some of them are volunteers, some are forced prisoners, while others earn money and live comfortably. Belemedik is the most important transit site of the Baghdad Railways Project. Bel
Kısacık explained that the prisoners of war in Belemedik were also employed, and continued:
Ta Anzacs have a special importance for Belemedik. 25 In April 1915, the Ottoman Navy shoots AE2 and captures 20 British and 4 Anzac crew. 25 The commanders and personnel of the AE1915 submarine captured in April 2 are brought to Istanbul from there and then to Afyon and then to Belemedik. Since some of the prisoners are technicians, they work in the railway construction. After the war, the British took their dead soldiers to the British cemetery in Baghdad. One of the 4 Anzac soldiers is 1 and one of them is killed in the accident. The Anzacs are returning to their hometown by leaving the dead 2 friends at Belemedik. Some of the people who learned this information in Australia contacted us and made them tour Belemedik. The detailed story of this subject is also included in the book. Bu
Kısacık added that they wanted to exhibit the work they prepared with İşisağ in Germany.