Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) November Executive Board Meeting was held on November 18, 2020 in Istanbul with the hosting of Beykoz Municipality.

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

In the statement made before the meeting, President of TDBB Altay said, “We continue our activities as union in a period when relations slowed down due to the pandemic. A delegation from Kyrgyzstan is currently in Turkey, tomorrow Karasu (Sakarya) Municipality will sign a sister city protocol with them. In addition, as TDBB, we will be with the cities liberated from the occupation in Nagorno-Karabakh. After the conditions in these cities mature and municipal organizations are formed, as Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), we will work on the reconstruction of these cities and establish Sister City relations”.

Later on, the meeting continued after TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak gave information about the activities carried out since Executive Board Meeting on 20 October 2020 and discussed the issues on the agenda.

Within this framework, it was decided to participate in “4th International Chinghiz Aitmatov Issık-Göl Forum” that will take place in Kyrgyzstan between 11 and 12 December 2020 on behalf of TDBB, to contribute the construction of a bungalow in “Srebrenica Nursing Home Center” built by Emmaus International Aid Association in Srebrenica of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with TDBB and its sister city Beykoz Municipality, to support “International Conference on Talas War in its 1270th Anniversary and Its Place in History” to be held in Kyrgyzstan Talas State University on 28 May 2021 by TDBB, to carry out workout after Covid-19 Pandemic on “Municipal Academy”, which will give training support to the international members of TDBB, in cooperation with TDBB and Konya Metropolitan Municipality, to conduct a post-Covid-19 Pandemic workout on awarding exemplary projects implemented by TDBB foreign member municipalities and “TDBB Member Municipalities Summit” program, to give participant support to “ATRAX – 9th International Entertainment-Activity, Park-Recreation Fair” to be held in Istanbul between 08-10 April 2021 by TUREKS Fair Organization, to conduct a workout for the Municipality of Darkhan (Mongolia) to become sister cities with municipalities deemed appropriate among our Union members and to submit the membership application of Kepsut (Balıkesir) Municipality to TDBB to Administrative Board.

19 Kasım 2020