Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) November Executive Board Meeting was held on November 26, 2019 at the Union headquarters.

The meeting, under the chairmanship of President of TDBB and also Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay, was participated by TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak, TDBB Executive Board Members Mayor of Zeytinburnu Ömer Arısoy, Mayor of Beykoz Murat Aydın, Mayor of Altındağ Asım Balcı, Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu and Mayor of Başiskele Yasin Özlü.

The meeting continued after TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak gave information about the activities carried out since Administrative Board Meeting on October 23, 2019, and discussed the issues on the agenda.

Within this framework, it was decided to organize information and experience sharing program for member municipalities of Albania between 08-12 December 2019 in cooperation with TDBB and member municipalities, to organize an expert training program for Chingeltei (Mongolia) Municipality in January 2020, to carry out Kyrgyzstan Osh State University Faculty of Theology dormitory building renovation project in cooperation with Sakarya Metropolitan Municipality and TDBB, to carry out the project to build a football field in the city of Zepçe, Bosnia and Herzegovina, requested by the Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina Ankara, in cooperation with the sister city of Zepçe Municipality, to give support for International Yunus Emre Days event to be held in Manisa between 11-17 December 2019 organized by the municipality of Yunusemre, to give participant support to 12. Kocaeli International Children’s Festival organized by Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality on 18-23 April 2020 in Kocaeli, to give support by the municipalities of Bağcılar and Selçuklu to the visit program to Istanbul and Konya between 02-09 December 2019 by the delegation of Kazakhstan, to attend “UCLG-MEWA Administrative Board Meeting & Culture and Tourism Committee Thematic Session ” that is to be held in Izmir on December 06, 2019 by Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Bağcılar, representing our Union, to participate on behalf of TDBB in “St. Clement Commemoration Program” that will be organized in Ohrid between 06-08 December 2019 by Ohrid (North Macedonia) Municipality, to participate on behalf of TDBB in “25th Anniversary of Safranbolu’s Entry in UNESCO” Event organized by Safranbolu (Karabük) Municipality in Safranbolu on December 17, 2019, to participate on behalf of TDBB in “25th Anniversary of Establishment of Gagauz Autonomous Region” Events that will take place in Moldova Gagauz Autonomous Region on 23 December 2019, to participate on behalf of TDBB in “12th Global Forum on Migration And Development” that will be held in Ecuador on 20-24 January 2020 organized by UCLG World Council,  to give participant support to “Halal Business Forum” that will be held in Zagreb between 02-03 June 2020 by the Center of the Islamic Society of Croatia and to start the necessary efforts to establish a sister city relationship between the municipality of Tatlısu (TRNC) and the municipality of Pale (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

New Membership Applications

It was also decided in the meeting that the membership applications of Union Of Local Governments of Mongolia and the municipalities of Gracanica (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Qabalan (Palestine), Qalqilia (Palestine), Al Bireh (Palestine) and West Bani Zaid (Palestine) will be submitted to Administrative Board with the appropriate consent.