2017 Evaluation Meeting of High Advisory Board of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) was made in Union Headquarters on September 20, 2017.

Prof. Osman Horata (Hacettepe University Faculty Member), Prof. Rahmi Deniz Özbay (Marmara University Faculty Member), Prof. A. Burcin Yereli (Hacettepe University Faculty Member), Prof. Dr. Adem Esen (İstanbul Üniversitesi Öğretim Üyesi), Prof. Dr. Salih Aynural (Rumeli Üniversitesi Rektörü), and Fahri Solak (Secretary General of TDBB) attended to the Meeting.

The Meeting started with the presentation of the activities that took place in the last period of 2016 and 2017. In the meeting the pleasure for TDBB’s gradual institutionalization was stated and discussed about the increasing reputation of successful projects of TDBB. Moreover, upcoming agenda of TDBB was discussed for 2017 Fall Term.

In the meeting, Expert Training Programs, Information and Experience Sharing Programs, Sister City Meetings, international and domestic visits, social, cultural events and fairs, new memberships, member municipality summits, new publications of TDBB were expressed to the High Advisory Board members.

Besides, for the year of 2018 further projects of TDBB and the new Project of “Sister Cities Platform” have been discussed. The significance of this Project by bringing together of local governments of the Eurasia region has been also highlighted. In addition, Turkish classes built in Bosnia Herzegovina by cooperation between TDBB and TDBB member municipalities have been mentioned and the importance of this Project for further projects of these two countries has been underlined.

Candidates of Postgraduate Support Program in 2017 were Interviewed

In the meeting, candidates of postgraduate programs who are from universities in Turkey and whose dissertations on “Turkic World and Relative Communities and Urban Studies” were interviewed. At the end of the meeting, it was decided to notify the approved names to TDBB Administrative Board.