Members of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), Karasu Municipality (Sakarya) and Kyrgyzstan’s Osh Province Kara-Suu Municipality signed “Sister City” protocol at the ceremony held on November 19, 2020, under the coordination of TDBB.
The meeting held at Karasu Municipality was attended by Mayor of Kara-Suu Adıl Lolobaev, Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak, Deputy Mayors of Karasu Sabri Aslanbay, Hüdaver Ağun and İsmail Karakaş, Kara-Suu Municipality Investment Incentive Specialist İlyaz Mamatkarimov Ömürbekoviç, Municipal Council Members Yakup Ayar, İsmet Yavuzyiğit, Zekeriya Durmaz, Mustafa İngenç, Oktay Yazıcı, guests and press. Mayor of Karasu İshak Sarı attended the signing ceremony via teleconference due to his illness.
Deputy Mayor of Karasu Sabri Aslanbay said that the bonding of the two cities with a bond of sisterhood was a very precious step for them and the Turkish world. Aslanbay said, “We would like to thank Mayor of Kara-Suu, Adıl Lolobaev, who visited our city at difficult times. From now on, we would like to carry out joint projects with our sister city and work to support both cities economically and culturally”.
Mayor of Kara-Suu, Adıl Lolobaev, who conveyed his wishes to Mayor İshak Sarı for his illness and said: “Thank you for welcoming us so warmly. We heard that Mayor İshak Sarı was sick. We convey our get well wishes and wish him to return to his office soon. I also wish you health and well-being. From now on, I hope to start our sisterly relations and work successfully. We thank Union of Turkish World Municipalities for coordinating this process. I invite the entire delegation, especially the mayor, to Kyrgyzstan Kara-Suu”.
On the other hand, Secretary General of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Fahri Solak said, “The names of some residential areas in Turkey bears the same name as settlements in Kyrgyzstan. In our past history, our ancestors brought the place names with them when they migrated. These similarities show that the two nations have historically strong ties. During the visit of the Kyrgyzstan delegation to Sakarya last year, the idea of making our municipalities of Karasu and Kara-Suu sister cities arose. I hope it will be beneficial for both municipalities that have acquired the first Sister Cities in both countries”.
After the speeches, sister city protocol was signed between the parties. The ceremony was completed with mutual gifts and family photographs.