Mayor of Gostivar Arben Taravari that is a member of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) from Macedonia and his delegation visited Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Bayrampaşa Atila Aydıner, Mayor of Eyüpsultan Remzi Aydın, Mayor of Altındağ Veysel Tiryaki and Secretary General of Union of Municipalities of Turkey Hayrettin Güngör within the framework of Turkey visit on 7-11 October 2018.

Taravari was accompanied by his delegation; Turkish member of Gostivar City Council Zülfikar Zeynula, official of Foreign Relations Department Gzim Hacı Eyüp and Manager of Gostivar Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Primary School Oktay Nuredin.

Taravari met with Mayor of Bayrampaşa Atila Aydıner. During the meeting, the cooperation between the two municipalities was discussed. Aydıner said that “We are glad to welcome Mayor of Gostivar Dr. Arben Taravari in our municipality. We want to develop and strengthen our relations with Macedonia, Gostivar and Balkan region. I would like to thank you for their kind visit”. Taravari also thanked Bayrampaşa Municipality for their projects conducting in the Balkans region.

Taravari and his delegation met also with Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı. During the meeting, the projects, investments, social and cultural activities of two municipalities were discussed. Taravari expressed his willingness on being a sister city with Bağcılar. At the end of the meeting, it was agreed to carry on negotiations regarding that. Mayor Çağırıcı thanked to Taravari and his delegation for their visit.

Mayor Taravari and the group within the framework of Istanbul visits met with Mayor of Eyüpsultan Remzi Aydın that is a sister city of Gostivar. In the meeting, possible projects that can be carried out were discussed within the sister city relationship.

Mayor of Gostivar Arben Taravari and the delegation visited Altındağ Municipality within the framework of Ankara visit, and there he met with Mayor of Altındağ Veysel Tiryaki. Tiryaki emphasized that the friendship ties with Macedonia gradually strengthens as relations with Gostivar does. Tiryaki informed about Altındağ Municipality activities and he gave information about the changes of his municipality over the time.

Mayor of Gostivar Arben Taravari stated that he is glad to meet with Mayor Tiryaki who participated the opening ceremony of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Primary School. Moreover, Taravari stated that Mayor Tiryaki is successful local governor and he also highlighted that he was stunned to fact that how Altındağ changed in time.

Taravari within the Ankara visit also visited Union of Municipalities of Turkey  and there he met with Secretary General Hayrettin Güngör.