5th Istanbul Heritage Fair and Congress supported by Union of Turkish World Municipalities was organized at the Lütfi Kırdar Convention and Exhibition Center in the dates of 23-25 June 2021.

5th Heritage Istanbul was supported many other institutions apart from TDBB, such as Ministry of Culture and Tourism, General Directorate of Foundations, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and TÜRSAB.

The main theme of this year was “Give a Future to the Past” and 26 sessions, 21 conversations and 8 workshops were held at the conference.

At the conference, from our members Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Tahir Büyükakın, Mayor of Zeytinburnu Ömer Arısoy and TDBB Secretary-General Fahri Solak gave speeches. 

Solak, in his speech, stated that TDBB has established a wide network of relations with the local governments of 30 different member countries and has carried out many projects with those member countries, and he also added that some of those projects are related to cultural heritage.

Moreover, TDBB stand was also set up at the 5th Heritage Istanbul Fair and so the TDBB publications were delivered to the readers. The activities of TDBB for friendly and brother countries were explained to the visitors.

TDBB Presentation for the 5th Heritage Istanbul Conference and Fair (23 June 2021), see: