This is the water system in Saudi Arabia when Ilya Usta (my grandfather) built in the 1900's to turn the sea water to the fresh water. He is wearing the medallion he received from the Turkish government (on the left side of the picture).
Ilya Ustan in 1900 da Saudi arabistanda kurdugu su tesislerinden bir resmi
Resimdeki gorulen madalion osmanli imparatorlugundan ona verilmistir bu su sistemini basariyla tamamladigi icin
Deniz suyunu tatli suya yani icme suyuna cevirmistir.
In the picture on the left if Ilya Usta.
Turkish "solda Ilya usta".