Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Administrative Board Meeting was held in Istanbul on 23 January 2019, Wednesday hosted by Ümraniye Municipality with the participation of local authorities from 7 different countries (Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, TRNC, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Mongolia and Turkey).

The meeting, under the chairmanship of President of TDBB and Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, was attended by Mayor of Ümraniye Hasan Can, Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay, TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak, President of Union of Azerbaijan City Municipalities Temraz Tagiyev, Mayor of Novi Grad of Bosnia and Herzegovina Semir Efendic, Mayor of Nalaikh of Mongolia Khaan Sharavkhaan, Mayor of Güzelyurt of TRNC Mahmut Özçınar, Deputy President of Kyrgyzstan Local Governments State Agency Nurdyn Alysherov, Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of Bolu Alaaddin Yılmaz, Mayor of Düzce Dursun Ay, Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Keçiören Mustafa Ak, Mayor of Sancaktepe İsmail Erdem, Mayor of Selçuklu Ahmet Pekyatırmacı, Macedonia Ohrid Municipality Advisor of Mayor Ilker Mustafa and Macedonia Ohrid Municipality Director of Substructure Department Erdin Dalip.

In the meeting, before discussing the agenda, the protocol of the “Rapatnica Primary School Renovation Project” in Srebrenica city of Bosnia and Herzegovina of TDBB was signed by President of TDBB İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu and Director of Srebrenica Rapatnica Primary School Zehrudin Muhedinovic.

In the beginning of the meeting, it was expressed condolence to Ohrid people for the loss of TDBB Macedonia Administrative Board Member Mayor of Ohrid Jovan Stojanoski who had a sudden heart attack in last December.

After that, the meeting continued with the briefing of TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak on the ongoing activities since the last Administrative Board Meeting on 24 October 2018 and the discussion of the meeting’s agenda.

Within this framework, it was decided to be held the 5th Ordinary General Meeting of TDBB in April 2019, to support Roof Renovation Project of Monumental Tomb of Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina by our Union and sister cities of Srebrenica; Kocaeli Metropolitan, Keçiören, Zeytinburnu and Beykoz Municipalities, to support monthly expenses of a dormitory which is built by Emmaus Association in Srebrenica city of Bosnia and Herzegovina during 2019, to be held a expert training program for the educators who will come from Kyrgyzstan and Moldova Gagauzia Autonomous Region within the framework of nursery development project on 17-23 February 2019 with the supports of our Union and our members, to support the project of supplying a bus for the students in Student Center Dormitory which is depended on Bosnia and Herzegovina Islamic Union by our Union and our members, to give participation support to “11th Kocaeli International Children Festival” to be held by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality on 18-23 April 2019 in Kocaeli, to support “23th Turkish World Children Festival” to be held by Turkish World Research Foundation on 26 April-05 May 2019 by our Union and Bağcılar Municipality, to give financial support to “Turkish World Ancestors’ Sports” which is planned to be held by Bursa Metropolitan Municipality in 2019 by TDBB, to give accommodation support for “8th International Altaic Community Symposium” to be held in Kyrgyzstan on 19-23 August 2019 by our Union, to organize information and experience sharing program for the authorities and officials from Jetisay (Kazakhstan) Municipality, to work on building sister city relations between the members of Union of Dannieh Municipalities and TDBB members, to participate 5th Arab Water Week Conference and Fair to be held by Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) on 03-07 March 2019 in Jordan by TDBB, to publish the book of “Tombstones in Bosnia and Herzegovina” as TDBB publications, to supply a fire truck to Doboj-Istok city of Bosnia and Herzegovina cooperated by TDBB and its sister city Tavşanlı Municipality, to support “Srebrenica Swimming Pool Project” which was demanded by Srebrenica Municipality by our Union and members, to support “Istanbul from the eyes of Turkish World’s Women” paint exhibition to be planned to make within the framework of 8 March Women Day in Istanbul in 2019 by TDBB and members, to support book and film projects of Azerbaijan for 20th anniversary of municipalism in Azerbaijan by TDBB and to organize information and experience sharing program for the members of Union of Azerbaijan City Municipalities in 2019.

New Members

Besides in the meeting, the membership requests of Bogovinje (Macedonia), Ferizaj (Kosovo) Municipality and Al Kawashira (Lebanon) Municipality to TDBB were accepted.