Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Administrative Board Meeting was held on 21 July 2020, via video conferencing due to the outbreak of coronavirus, with the participation of 18 local authorities from 4 different countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), North Macedonia and Turkey).
The meeting under the chairmanship of President of TDBB and Mayor of Konya Metropolitan Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay, was attended by TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak and TDBB Administrative Board Members; Mayor of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Yücel Yılmaz, Mayor of TRNC Güzelyurt Mahmut Özçınar, Mayor of Bosnia and Herzegovina Novi Grad Semir Efendic, Mayor of North Macedonia Gostivar Arben Taravari, Mayor of Rize Rahmi Metin, Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Bayrampaşa Atila Aydıner, Mayor of Başiskele Mehmet Yasin Özlü, Mayor of Beykoz Murat Aydın, Mayor of Eyüpsultan Deniz Köken, Mayor of Osmangazi Mustafa Dündar, Mayor of Pendik Ahmet Cin, Mayor of Sancaktepe Şeyma Döğücü, Mayor of Selçuklu Ahmet Pekyatırmacı, Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet İhsan Tahmazoğlu, Mayor of Tavşanlı Mustafa Güler and Mayor of Zeytinburnu Ömer Arısoy.
The meeting continued with the briefing of TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak on the ongoing activities since the last Administrative Board Meeting on 22 April 2020 and the discussion of the meeting’s agenda.
Within this framework, it was decided to organize Information and Experience Sharing Program for Uzbek Local Goverments which has sister cities in Turkey conducted cooperatively by TDBB and TIKA, to communicate with T. C. Ministry of Health for the support requests from our members from the Turkic Republics on “Purchasing Necessary Medical Equipments to Combat Covid-19” in order to make a more beneficial way on Turkey’s aid activities towards foreign countries, to carry out “2020 Stationery Aid Project” cooperatively by TDBB and Zeytinburnu Municipality, to carry out “Ferit Bregu Secondary School Restoration Project” which was requested by Skrapar (Albania) Municipality cooperatively by TDBB and Skrapar’s sister city in Turkey Bağcılar Municipality, to implement the support request from Radoviç Municipality (TDBB North Macedonia member) for “Purchasing a Garbage Truck Project” cooperatively by TDBB and Radoviç’s sister cities Aliağa and Çınarcık Municipalities, to give financial support to TDBB’s Palestinian member Gaza Municipality in order to sustain municipal activities and services of Gaza by TDBB, Gaza’s sister cities in Turkey and member municipalities, to implement the Project of “Young Local Governors Summer School” and do the necessary process for preparation, to publish the books named “Russia&Turkey Bilateral Relations in International Context” and “Water and Disposal Water Management in Islamic and Turkic World” as TDBB Publication.
In the meeting, the membership request of Yeşilyurt (Malatya) Municipality to Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) was also accepted.