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Turkish Foundation Opens Public Photo Exhibition in Istanbul’s Metro

Perhaps the best way to catch people’s attention is to take your cause to the people directly. Our Heritage Foundation, a foundation located in Turkey, has organized a small but meaningful exhibition in what may be the strangest place ever, Istanbul’s Metro.

Down on Istanbul’s Metro, passersby will notice a series of photos lining the walls. Pictures of Al-Aqsa Mosque and other historically important locations in Jerusalem stand at attention, calling on the people to just take a look, because even a glimpse is enough to support and acknowledge the existence of Palestine.

Photo Credit: albawaba.com
Photo Credit: albawaba.com

This public photo exhibition is titled ‘Dear Passenger, Please Stand Up and Look at Jerusalem‘. According to Sabah Addin Yagit, deputy director of Our Heritage Foundation, the aim of this exhibition is to ‘draw attention to Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque’.

Not only is the exhibition meant to raise awareness, it is also a way of strengthening ties between the Palestinian and Turkish people. This exhibition started off February 25 2016, in central Taksim station and is set to spread to other stations across the city. In addition, the exhibition will hopefully continue to spread across the country and raise money for the benefit of the residents of Palestine.

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Israa Elkhatib

I was born in Palestine but raised with the fireflies in Georgia. My teenage years were spent being the Muslim nerd who was known as the bookworm of the school. That followed me back to Palestine, to develop into being the girl with the big vocabulary. I spent most of my high-school days cursing Newton for not eating that apple. My English Literature Bachelor's degree was only obtained because I'm a nerd for literature and my minor in Translation pretty much pays the bills, thank you Birzeit University.Creative writing is my passion and reading is my escape from reality into a world where everything is the way you imagine it to be.

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