Member of the Administrative Board of the Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu and TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak attended to “5th International Best Municipal Applications Forum” organized cooperatively by Union of Russian Municipalities and Bishkek Metropolitan Municipality in the dates of 11-15 April 2018 in Kyrgyzstan. Moreover, within the framework of Kyrgyzstan visit, they held meetings and talks with Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Local Governments, Mayor of Bishkek Metropolitan Municipality, Deputy Governor of Issık-Köl, General Manager of Roza Otunbaeva Foundation and sister city of Şahinbey Tokmok Municipality.

After the end of the forum, Tahmazoğlu and Solak went to sister city of Şahinbey Tokmok and met with Mayor of Tokmok Daniyar Amangeldiyev. During the meeting, it was presented Tokmok Municipality’s activities and they evaluated what can be done regarding sister city relationship. After Tokmok city tour, they made a visit to Burana archeological site which was established by the Karakhanids.

Within the framework of Kyrgyzstan meetings, TDBB Delegation also visited Mayor of Bishkek Metropolitan Municipality Albek Ibraimov and discussed about the restoration project of Atatürk Park. Restoration project of the park was presented which was designed by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality to Mayor Ibrahimov and it was stated that process of the project will start right after the signing of memorandum of understanding.

Furthermore, TDBB Delegation met with member of the Administrative Board of TDBB Kyrgyzstan’s Minister of Local Governments Bahtiyar Saliev and discussed the common projects and cooperation opportunities.

In addition, Secretary General Fahri Solak went to Issık-Göl and examined the construction of Bulan Sögüttü Mosque which is cooperatively built by TDBB and member municipalities for World Nomad Games; Deputy Governor of Issık Köl Daniyar Imanaliev was also attended to the meeting. There, it was posited that the construction of the mosque which is about to complete will be ready for this Ramadan term.

TDBB Delegation’s visits and examinations in Kyrgyzstan were widely held in Kyrgyzstan’s press.