Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) May Executive Board Meeting was held on 26 May 2021, Wednesday at the Union’s Headquarters in Istanbul.

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 of the Union who are Mayor of Zeytinburnu Ömer Arısoy, Mayor of Beykoz Murat Aydın, Mayor of Başiskele Yasin Özlü, Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı and Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu.

The meeting continued with the briefing of TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak on the ongoing activities since the last Executive Board Meeting on 21 April 2021 and the discussion of the meeting’s agenda.

Within this framework, it was decided to cover expenses of TDBB Palestine members, upon their request, who are Gaza Metropolitan Municipality, Khan Younis, Jabalia Al. Nazlh, Abasan Al Kabira, Abasan Al Jadida and Um Al Nasser Municipalities in cooperation with TDBB and the Member Municipalities, to start a necessary procedure in order to build a sister city relationship between TDBB Palestine member Beyt-Hanoun Municipality and Beykoz Municipality, to execute the project of “Yunus Emre Monument” in Turkey-Kazakhstan Brotherhood Forest to be made by TDBB, upon the request of Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) Municipality, to participate in “8th International Istanbul Smart Grids and Cities Congress and Fair” as TDBB, to participate in “Heritage Istanbul 2021” to be held on 23-25 June 2021 in Istanbul as TDBB, to start a necessary procedure in order to build a sister city relationship between Jablanica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Municipality and Bağcılar (Istanbul) Municipality under the coordination of TDBB and to participate on behalf of TDBB at “511th Ajvatovica Festival” that will take place on 27 June 2021 and within this framework to organize the next (June) Executive Board Meeting in Bosnia and Herzegovina and finally to accept the cooperation request of Antalya Yetim ve Muhtaç Çocuklara Yardım Vakfı (AYÇOV) (Antalya Orphans and Needy Children Aid Foundation).