Göztepe Station Building was put into service as 'TCDD Culture and Art Center'

Goztepe Station Building was put into service as TCDD Kultur Art Center
Göztepe Station Building was put into service as 'TCDD Culture and Art Center'

The Republic of Turkey State Railways (TCDD) put the historical Göztepe Station Building, whose restoration has ended, into service as the “TCDD Culture and Art Center”. The April 23 event of the little ones who attended the opening received great appreciation.

Nilüfer Karaismailoğlu, wife of Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Nebahat Özer, wife of Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer, Hatice Nur Yerlikaya, wife of Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya , TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş and Lifelong Learning General Manager Sabahattin Dülger, as well as citizens and children who are the guarantee of our future.

TCDD General Manager Metin Akbaş stated that they are proud of transforming the historical Göztepe Station Building, one of the stations and stations that cannot be used for their main functions, into a TCDD Culture and Art Center in cooperation with the Ministry of National Education.

Pointing out that the railways have meant much more than a transportation system for Anatolia during the past 165 years of history, Akbaş said, “Railways have become a part of our people's lifestyle due to the mission it has undertaken. Göztepe TCDD Culture and Art Center, where educational and cultural activities will be held, and Turkish clothing and handicrafts that have sunk into oblivion will be revived. Kadıköy It will be one of the indispensable places where all our citizens living in Istanbul, including the citizens living in and around it, can both learn and have fun.” said.

TCDD HAS A SEPARATE PLACE IN OUR NATION'S HEART

“TCDD, which brings its centuries-old knowledge and experience together with our citizens in the field of culture and arts, has a special place in the hearts of our nation in this field as well.” Akbaş said, “Because the railwaymen, who have given many plays, shows and concerts with the theater wagon, Marmaray Musicians, the railway choir and the folklore team, have received great favor from our nation. We are very proud to present our Göztepe TCDD Culture and Art Center to the service of our citizens on this special day when the 23 April National Sovereignty and Children's Day celebrations are held. With its 165-year glorious past, TCDD has raised many generations and hosted many children's railway adventures; He did not forget our puppies, who are the guarantee of our future. As part of the 23 April celebrations, Göztepe TCDD Culture and Art Center is hosting the children's festival today. During the festival, our children will both have a pleasant time and add a new one to their memories that they will never forget for the rest of their lives.” used the phrases.

Lifelong Learning General Manager Sabahattin Dülger stated that with today's opening, they have turned Göztepe Train Station into a life center and said, “This life center, which exhibits the value of a holistic approach, where high quality, inclusive and accessible arts and crafts education will be provided, and social and cultural activities will be carried out. will play a major role in preserving and reproducing the heritage that will be carried from the past to the future, and equipping future generations with the basic values ​​of our culture and civilization.” he said.

Nilüfer Karaismailoğlu, the wife of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, expressed her pleasure in putting the historical place back into the service of citizens and said, "Göztepe TCDD Culture and Art Center is the best gift to our Istanbul." said.

ALSO A SOCIALIZATION AREA

After the opening ceremony, on the occasion of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children's Day, fun games, competitions, animator shows with clowns and mascots, and face painting, origami, fabric painting and mud workshops were held. Nilüfer Karaismailoğlu, wife of Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu, Nebahat Özer, wife of Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer, Hatice Nur Yerlikaya, wife of Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya, followed the activities of the children closely and took pictures with the children.

Kadıköy On Tütüncü Mehmet Efendi Street, the building, which has a closed area of ​​235 square meters, has been transformed into a concept where cultural and artistic events can be held.

With the cooperation signed between TCDD General Directorate and Istanbul Beylerbeyi Sabancı Maturation Institute, promotion and training of traditional arts, exhibition of products produced in the institute, music and instrument training and concerts, promotions of railway culture, model train construction, culinary culture, social media and digital communication trainings, applied jewelry, ceramics and natural dye workshops were put into practice.

In addition, within the framework of TCDD historical research, an encyclopedia introducing clothes, accessories and objects used in TCDD will be prepared in the project.

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