Union of Turkish World Municipalities’ (TDBB) March Executive Board Meeting was held in Headquarters of TDBB in Istanbul on 17 March 2015

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

The meeting started with the briefing of Secretary General Fahri Solak on the present and future activities since the Executive Meeting on seventeen February, and continued with the discussion of the topics on the agenda.

TDBB will support the education and youth activities in Turkish World

In the meeting, topics such as starting activities about creating classes to support Turkish teaching in secondary schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina, supporting the internship program of Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University students which will take place in Turkey, publishing “Silk Road” book in cooperation with Association of Service to Turkish Culture, supporting the student group coming from Macedonia to “Çanakkale 100th year Camp” on twenty-two April within the framework of 100th anniversary of Çanakkale War, supporting Yunus Emre Institute for the publication and distribution of  “Culture-Literature Series” of free books and CDs to the students of the countries in which Turkish is an elective course, and organization of “Turkish World Youth Cultural Tour” in cooperation with Ministry of Youth and Sport were discussed.

Mongolia and Bosnia and Herzegovina are on the April Agenda

Besides, “2015 Nawruz Celebrations” which will be held between nineteen and twenty-one March 2015 in Istanbul with the cooperation of TDBB, organization of Information and Experience Sharing program for Mongolian member mayors themed as “Traffic/ Transportation Management and Urban Transformation Applications in Local Governments” in April, participation in “TDBB Bosnia and Herzegovina Member Municipalities’ Meeting” which will be hosted by Travnik Municipality of Bosnia and Herzegovina,  supporting the cooperated Project “Doboj Bridge Project” of Doboj-Istok and Doboj Municipalities with member municipalities, and presentation of the membership application of Konjic Municipality to Administrative Board were decided.