Union of Turkish World Municipalities’ Administrative Board Meeting was held on 22 April 2015, hosted by Gebze Municipality.

The meeting under the chairmanship President of Union and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu was attended by TDBB Co-Presidents Mehdi Selimzade (Azerbaijan), Mahmut Özçınar (TRNC), Galım Amreyev on behalf od Kazakstan Co-President Governor of Kızılorda Krımbek Kuşerbayev, Marina Markova on behalf of Tatarstan Co-President Mayor of Nijneamsk Aydar Metşin, Mayor of Gebze Adnan Köşker, Mayor of Bilecik Selim Yağcı, Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of  Ümraniye Hasan Can, Mayor of Kartepe Hüseyin Üzülmez, Mayor of Pendik S. Kenan Şahin, Mayor of Sancaktepe İsmail Erdem, and Union’s Board of Supervisory Members, Mayor of Altınova Metin Oral and  Mayor of Kandıra Ünal Köken.

The meeting started with the discussion about the activities that took place since last Administrative Board until recently and the evaluation about the future programs. Within this framework, many subjects such as Expert Training Program on May themed as “Public Health and Disadvantaged (Disabled, Elderly) Care in Local Governments”, “Practicum Programs” to be organized for international members in May, Union’s support of “3rd International Köroğlu Festival” which will be organized in Bolu between 21 and 23 August, Ordinary General Meeting of TDBB to be done in Çanakkale in September, carrying on works about organizing Local Governments Certificate Programs and Distance Graduate Education Programs for member countries in cooperation with Ahmet Yesevi University, TDBB’s opening “Vocational Courses” in member countries in cooperation with Member Municipalities and Yunus Emre Institute, organization of TDBB 2015 Summer Youth Culture Trip Program in cooperation with Ministry of Youth and Sports, Publication of “Çanakkale Fevkalade Copy” of Yeni Mecmua Magazine by TDBB,  establishment of Turkish World Local Governments Academy in cooperation with YTB, supporting Bosnia and Herzegovina Doboj Bridge Project by Union and member municipalities, Internship opportunity for Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University Students, organization of Sister City Workshop and future national and international meetings were discussed.

New National and International Members

The membership applications of Adana Metropolitan Municipality, Tavşanlı (Kütahya) Municipality, Osmangazi (Bursa) Municipality, Kazakhstan Jalagaş Municipality, Kazakhstan Sırdarya Municipality, Kazakhstan Kazalı Municipality, Kazakhstan Janakorgan Municipality, Bosnia and Herzegovina Konjic ve Doboj Jug Municipalities were accepted.