Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) July Administrative Board Meeting was held on 18 July 2018, Wednesday, at Akçakoca with the participation of Administrative Board members from Turkey, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, TRNC, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia and Tatarstan, hosted by Düzce Municipality.
The meeting, under the chairmanship of President of TDBB and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, was participated by TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak and TDBB Administrative Board Members who are Mayor of Düzce Dursun Ay, President of Kyrgyzstan Local Governments State Agency Bahtiyar Saliyev, President of Union of Azerbaijan Municipalities Temraz Tağıyev, Bosnia and Herzegovina Mayor of Novi Grad Semir Efendic, TRNC Mayor of Güzelyurt Mahmut Özçınar, Macedonia Deputy Mayor of Ohrid Dr. Konstantin Georgieski, Tatarstan Deputy Mayors of Nijnekamsk Lenar Ahmetov and Radmir Belyayev, Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Bayrampaşa Atila Aydıner, Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of Gebze Adnan Köşker, Mayor of Kartepe Hüseyin Üzülmez, Mayor of Keçiören Mustafa Ak, Mayor of Sancaktepe İsmail Erdem, Mayor of Selçuklu Ahmet Pekyatırmacı, Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu, along with Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay, Albert Yalishev from Tatarstan Istanbul Authorized Representative Office and Mayor of Akçakoca (Düzce) Cüneyt Yemenici.
At the beginning of the meeting, Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay was presented Thanking Plaque for his presence in TDBB Administrative and Executive Boards between 2012 and 2018 and President of TDBB İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu was given Commendation Medal by Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Local Governments.
Later on, the meeting started with TDBB Secretary General’s briefing on the on-going activities since Administrative Board meeting on 18 April 2018 and also the topics in the agenda.
Within this framework, it was decided to support “10th World East Turkestani Brotherhood Meeting” that will take place between 23 and 26 July 2018 by East Turkistan Education and Solidarity Association, to participate in Azerbaijan visit of Bosnia Herzegovina delegation organized in the coordination of TDBB between 29 July and 02 August 2018, to purchase the fire truck cooperatively by TDBB and member municipalities, requested by Macedonia Ohrid Municipality, to purchase the fire truck cooperatively by TDBB and member municipalities requested by Bosnia and Herzegovina Doboj-Istok Municipality, to give support to “Bihac Martyrs Monument”, planned to be built in Bihac district of Bosnia and Herzegovina, by TDBB and member municipalities, to ensure Kyrgyz and Turkish architects carry out collaborative work for “Atatürk Park Renewal Project” that will be performed by TDBB, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality and Bishkek Metropolitan Municipality (Kyrgyzstan), to organize information and experience sharing program for the delegation of Mongolia Dornogobi Governorate and Sainshand Municipality in 2018 cooperatively with its sister city Düzce Municipality, to organize information and experience sharing program for the new member municipalities of TDBB from Palestine in 2018, to participate in “Tatar Historian Shihabetdin Marjani on his 200th Anniversary of Birth” that will take place in Tatarstan between 20 and 22 September 2018, to participate in “2018 China International Friendship Cities Conference” in Wuhan city of China between 14 and 16 November 2018 organized by China International Friendship Cities, to support “19th International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival” that will take place between 06 and 08 September 2018 organized by Safranbolu Municipality, to give financial support to “Commemoration Program for 23rd Anniversary of Srebrenitsa Massacre” organized in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Srebrenitsa Municipality, to provide necessary work to create sister city relation between Balaken (Azerbaijan) Municipality and Kartepe (Kocaeli) Municipality and to support “III. Yuntdağı Wrestling” Event, that will take place Manisa between 21 and 23 September 2018 by Yunusemre Municipality.
Besides in the meeting, TDBB membership requests of Orhaneli (Bursa), Karesi (Balıkesir), Zavidovici (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Banovici (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Tsenkher (Mongolia), Batnorov (Mongolia) and Bor-Undur (Mongolia) Municipalities were approved.
The meeting ended with gift presentation and family photo. The Administrative Board Meeting in Düzce Akçakoca received great attention by national and local press. After the meeting Mayors visited historical, cultural and touristic places and were informed by Mayor of Düzce Dursun Ay about the on-going projects.