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November Meeting of Executive Board of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) was carried out on 19 November 2014 in Şahinbey, hosted by TDBB Executive Board Member and Mayor of Şahinbey Municipality Mehmet Tahmazoğlu.

The meeting which was held under the chairmanship of İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, the President of the Union and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, was attended by Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu and also by members of Executive Board who are Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Burhanettin Kocamaz, Mayor of Beykoz Municipality Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of Zeytinburnu Municipality Murat Aydın, Mayor of Bağcılar Municipality Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Keçiören Municipality Mustafa Ak and Mayor of Selçuklu Municipality Uğur İbrahim Altay.

Mayors of Turkish World will meet in Çanakkale

The meeting started with Secretary General Fahri Solak’s briefing on activities that were performed since the meeting on October and continued with the discussion on agenda topics; starting the preparations for the Traditional Member Municipality Mayors Meeting which is planned to be in Çanakkale for the 100th anniversary of Çanakkale War, providing participants for Kazan 2014 Turkish World Culture Capital Handover Ceremony that will be held in 20-21 November 2014, supporting International Lullaby Festival that will take place between 8 and 10 May 2015 with the participation of Turkish World representatives, and creating almanacs about the member countries were among the decisions.

At the end of the meeting, in which Sister City Practice Codes were also discussed, the membership application of Travnik Municipality (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Union of Mediterranean Municipalities were decided to be presented to Administrative Board with assent; besides, many other subjects were examined like invitation of mayors of member countries to Turkey within the framework of 2015 Information and Experience Sharing Program and continuance of specialist training for municipality officials.