Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) December Executive Board Meeting and the Regional Meeting of Member Municipalities were held on 28 December 2019 in Gaziantep under the hospitality of Şahinbey Municipality.

The meeting, under the chairmanship of President of TDBB and also Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay was attended by TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak, Executive Board Members; Mayor of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Yücel Yılmaz, 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 Executive Board Meeting on November 26, 2019, and discussed the issues on the agenda.

Within this framework, it was decided to organize a program for the exchange of experience for teachers from Kyrgyzstan in Turkey, within the framework of the project of Roza Otunbaeva Foundation “Development Centers on Jailoo”, to support the visit program of Bosnia and Herzegovina Association of Srebrenica Mothers to Turkey by TDBB and member municipalities, to begin the necessary process to establish sister city relations between TDBB Member Nicosia (TRNC) Municipality and Sarajevo Metropolitan Municipality, to give financial support to monthly expenses of secondary school dormitory in Srebrenica city of Bosnia and Herzegovina by TDBB, to have the copyright of “Mother Earth in Steppe Documentary of Chinghiz Aitmatov” of Kaf Production by TDBB, to carry out projects for working visits to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia in 2020, to prepare “Local Governments in Balkan Countries” book and print it as TDBB Publication, to participate on behalf of TDBB to “Cooperation Consultation Meeting with Partner Public Institutions and Universities” that will take place in Istanbul on 09 January 2020 by Turkish Maarif Foundation, to participate on behalf of TDBB to “3rd International Etnosport Forum” that will take place on 22-23 February 2020 in Antalya organized by World Ethnosport Confederation and to present the membership application of Zelino (North Macedonia) Municipality to Administrative Board with assent.

Regional Meeting of Member Municipalities was Held

On the occasion of the Executive Board Meeting, Members of the Executive Board in Gaziantep met with TDBB Member Municipalities in the region during the working meeting. TDBB Member Municipalities Regional Meeting was attended by Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Fatma Şahin, Governor of Gaziantep Davut Gül, Mayor of Oğuzeli Mehmet Sait Kılıç, Deputy Mayor of Haliliye İhsan Ağcan, Adana Metropolitan Municipality Council Member Abdullah Kaçar, and Karaisalı Municipality Council Member Celaletin Sürme. During the meeting, the necessary work on the development of active cooperation with TDBB member municipalities in Gaziantep region was discussed.