Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Administrative Board Meeting was made via video conference method, with the participation of 18 local authorities from 4 different countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and Turkey) on 20 October 2020.
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, TDBB Administrative Board Members who are Mayor of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Yücel Yılmaz, General Director of Union of Municipalities of Albania Agron Haxhımalı, TRNC Mayor of Güzelyurt Mahmut Özçınar, Bosnia and Herzegovina Mayor of Novi Grad Semir Efendic, 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 Osmangazi Mustafa Dündar, Mayor of Pendik Ahmet Cin, Mayor of Sancaktepe Şeyma Döğücü, Mayor of Selçuklu Ahmet Pekyatırmacı, Mayor of Silivri Volkan Yılmaz, Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet İhsan Tahmazoğlu, Mayor of Şehzadeler Ömer Faruk Çelik 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 21 July 2020 and the discussion of the meeting’s agenda.
Within this framework, it was decided to carry out “Renovation Project of Child Sports Area at Kotor Varos Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina” cooperatively with TDBB and Ministry of Internally Displaced People and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to give transportation support for the moving of “Bilge Kagan Monument”, made in Turkey for “Great Turkey Park”, opened in Moldova Gagauz Autonomous Region with the support of TDBB and member municipalities, to Gagauz Autonomous Region, to carry out “Fuel Support Project” requested by TDBB Member Beyt Hanoun Municipality from Palestine cooperatively with TDBB and its sister city Selçuklu (Konya) Municipality, to give participation support to “Heritage Istanbul Fair” that will take place in Istanbul between 24 and 26 March 2021, to carry out “Heritage Turquoise Congress and Fair” that is planned to take place in Fall period of 2021 cooperatively with TDBB, to attend UCLG-MEWA Executive Board meeting by Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı on behalf of TDBB, which will be held on October 22, 2020 via video conference method, to support “5. Turkish World Documentary Film Festival” that will take place in Istanbul between 02 and 07 November 2020 by Turkish World Journalists Federation, to support “Turkish World Film Festival” that will take place in Istanbul between 21 and 25 November 2020 by International Cinema Association, to publish “Soft Power and Public Diplomacy of Turkey in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Sanjak Region” and “Karakhanid Period Architecture and Decorations” as TDBB Publications.