Kyrgyzstan Presidency of Ethnic Relations State Agency Information and Experience Sharing Program, organized by Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) in cooperation with Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), Bağcılar, Sultanbeyli, Şahinbey, Zeytinburnu Municipalities, AFAD, Red Crescent, Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Migration and Istanbul University Department of Sociology was completed after the presentations and site visits made in Gaziantep and Istanbul.

The program was participated by Nookat Municipality Secretary General Zakhidzhan Abidzhanov, Karasu Municipality Secretary General Danakhan Bektasheva, Uzgen Municipality Secretary General Zhalal Aliev, Oş Municipality Secretary General Municipality Uraimzhan Tashiev, Leylek Municipality Secretary General Nurgazy Abalov, Suzak Municipality Secretary General Turdukul Karaev, Alamudun Municipality Secretary General Aidar Kadyraliev, Issyk-Kul Municipality Secretary General Zhumadil Turdubekov and Governance of Batken Representative of State Agency Absalam Abdiraiimov.

The first day of the program on 26 November 2018, Monday, delegation visited Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu. Then the group listened Şahinbey Municipality’s presentation on “Living Together and Harmonization Process of Different Ethnic Groups” and made a site visit.

In the second day of the program, participants visited Migration Research Center of Istanbul University’s Sociology Department. In the same day afternoon, delegation visited TDBB. In TDBB Headquarters, delegation met with TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak and was informed about the program and TDBB activities. After that, delegation visited Panorama 1453 History Museum and Topkapı Turkish World Cultural Houses.

The third day of the program continued with Red Crescent and AFAD visits. Delegation listened presentations on “Migration Integration and Adaptation” in Red Crescent and “Migration Management” in AFAD.

In the fourth day of the program, participants visited Istanbul Provincial Directorate of Migration and listened presentation on “Migration Management and Integration Processes”. In the same day, delegation visited Sultanbeyli Municipality and met with Mayor Hüseyin Keskin. There, the group saw Sultanbeyli’s activities towards migration and listened presentation on “Bir Umut, Bir Ufuk Project” (One Hope, One Inspiration).

On the fifth day of the program on 30 November 2018 on Friday, delegation visited Zeytinburnu Municipality and met with Deputy Mayor of Zeytinburnu Erdem İskenderoğlu. Afterwards, the group listened presentation titled “Cultural and Spatial Integration”. In the same day afternoon participants visited Bağcılar Municipality and listened presentation on “International Migration and Living Together” and then made the site visit.

Closing Dinner and Certification Ceremony

Closing dinner and certification ceremony of the program was held with the hosting of Bağcılar Municipality. The ceremony was attended by the Kyrgyz delegation and also TDBB Administration Board Member and Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak and Deputy Mayor of Bağcılar Kenan Gültürk.

After the dinner Mayor Lokman Çağırıcı, TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak and Deputy Mayor Kenan Gültürk presented the participation certifications to the delegation. Program was ended after gift presentation and photo shooting.