“Turkistan (Kazakhstan) Province Security Units Experience Sharing Program”, organized by the Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) in cooperation with Kocaeli Governorship, Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, Üsküdar Municipality and Zeytinburnu Municipality, was held in Kocaeli and Istanbul on 22-26 January 2023.

Turkistan Provincial Police Chief Seiitkhan Seiitzhomart, Turkistan Inspection Board Head Akhmetov Begimkhan, Turkistan District Police Chief Zhanaev Bauyrzhan, Turkistan Municipality Police Inspectors Department Head Bakashbayev Adil, Turkistan City Regional Police Officer Omarov Turebek and Tourism Police Director Serikbayev Tangat attended the program.

On the first day of the program, on Monday, January 23, 2023, the delegation visited Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality (KBB) Police Department and listened to the presentation about their work. Then, they made a field trip and observed the work in a practical way. Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality Police Department Head Arif Usta accompanied the delegation.

On the second day of the program, the delegation met with Kocaeli Provincial Police Chief Veysal Tipioğlu. Afterwards, a presentation about the work of Kocaeli Provincial Police Department was listened and a field visit was made. The program continued with a visit to Kocaeli Governorship Provincial Gendarmerie Command on the same day. Kocaeli Provincial Gendarmerie Commander Colonel Yavuz Selim Kapanci hosted the delegation. Afterwards, a presentation and a field trip were made about the work of Kocaeli Provincial Gendarmerie Command.

In the Istanbul, the delegation visited Turkistan’s sister municipalities Üsküdar and Zeytinburnu on Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

During their visit to Üsküdar Municipality, Mayor Mehmet Hilmi Türkmen met with the delegation. After the visit, a presentation was made about the work of Üsküdar Municipality Police Department and a field visit was made.

In the afternoon of the same day, the delegation listened to the presentation on the work of the Zeytinburnu Municipality Police Department and a field trip was made. Muhlis Bakırtaş, the Municipal Police Director of Zeytinburnu Municipality, accompanied the delegation.

On Thursday, January 26, 2023, the last day of the program, the delegation visited TDBB and met with Secretary General Fahri Solak. The participants who shared their evaluations about the program thanked Secretary General by stating that the experience sharing program was very beneficial for them. After the speeches, certificates were presented to the participants and a souvenir photos were taken.

The program ended with the delegation’s return to their countries after visiting the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque, Spice Bazaar, Grand Bazaar and similar historical and cultural places.