In order to decide the new managing bodies, 4th Ordinary General Meeting of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), which aims to create value in local governments cooperatively with 1.110 member municipalities from 28 countries, was held in IBB 1453 Social Facilities in Istanbul, on 09 September 2015.
The program was attended by President of TDBB and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, in addition to many domestic and international Mayors, Council Members and guests.
Before the meeting, “First World War and Battle of Gallipoli from Balkans to Central Asia in Ottoman Documents” exhibition was opened by President of TDBB Ibrahim Karaosmanoğlu, Deputy President of TDBB Murat Aydın, Istanbul PM Erol Kaya, Mayor of Bilecik Selim Yağcı and President of Azerbaijan Municipal Business Center Mehdi Selimzade. After the opening of the exhibition Ordinary General Meeting started.
After the screening of Turkish and English introduction movie of TDBB, the program started with the opening speech of TDBB’s President.
Karaosmanoğlu: “We should act together against terrorism”
President of TDBB and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu pointed out recent Turkish political developments and in this case, the role of TDBB and said: “We should act together against terrorism, the most important problem of our cultural geography. The struggle of Turkey against terrorism will continue to the end. The aim of the terrorist attacks happening recently is something that some people do not want Turkey to develop and strengthen. They don’t want us to be happy. In this case TDBB has an important mission. The responsibility of local governments is to cover the needs of the citizens. As TDBB, our most important mission is to give the people living in our geography a healthy, happy and a more honored life. In this way we are sharing our opportunities, information and experiences under the roof of TDBB. We need each other. We have to come together more and try to give better service for the citizens.”
After the opening speech of President of TDBB Karaosmanoğlu, Republic of Kyrgyzstan Consul General of Istanbul Renat Tuleberdiev stated the developments they had experienced in his country on municipalism with the contributions of TDBB, while Bosnia and Herzegovina Consul of Istanbul Adi Durmiç said: “I am very happy to be invited in this meeting. There are 16 member municipalities from Bosnia and Herzegovina and I hope this number will increase. For us the cooperation between TDBB and our local governments is very important. I congratulate TDBB for the projects they are carrying on in my country.”
After the opening speeches and congratulatory addresses, Council Committee was created and the agenda was started to be discussed.
Council Chairman was Istanbul PM Erol Kaya
TDBB Chairman of Founding Executive Board and also Istanbul PM Erol Kaya was elected as the Chairman of Council Committee and Republic of Kyrgyzstan Deputy Minister of Local Governments Sanjar İkramov, President of Azerbaijan Municipal Business Center Mehdi Selimzade and Mayor of Cyprus Güzelyurt Municipality Mahmut Özçınar, as members to the Council Committee.
Erol Kaya spoke on behalf of Council Committee underlining the recent political developments and condoling for the martyrs and said, “Anatolian geography is a place where civilizations were established, intersected and allied. Besides we are in a geography where important betrayals took place. I think that this important geography will be the place where big problems will take place. I wish the General Meeting will be beneficial for TDBB. I congratulate this Union which has more than 1.100 members from 28 different countries.”
Later on General Meeting continued with the presentation and acquittal of Activity, Survey and Earnings Report. After the amendment in Union’s Charter, the deletion of former debts of closed municipalities was accepted by unanimous vote. Then, the election of Union’s Boards was made.
After the selection of New Executive Board, Administrative Board and High Advisory Boards’ members, Republic of Kyrgyzstan Deputy Minister of Local Governments Sanjar İkramov, President of Union of Cyprus Turkish Municipalities Ahmet Yalçın Benli, Mayor of Azerbaijan Binəqədi Municiplality Sitare Cabbarlı, President of Union of Montenegro Municipalities Alexandar Bogdanovic, Kazakhstan Mayor of Kızılorda Janakorgan Ruslan Rustemov, Mayor of Bosnia and Herzegovina Novi Grad Municipality Semir Efendic, Mayor of Mongolian Nalayh Sharavkhaan Khaan, Mayor of Macedonian Studeniçan Azem Sadiku, Chairman of Provincial Bank Fuat Gedik and President of Turkey-Turkmenistan Brotherhood and Solidarity Association İsmail Necdet Aygün expressed their appreciation and opinions.
Thereafter the family picture of participants, the General Meeting ended with lunch. After the lunch the international guests set off for Çanakkale and Martyrs’ Cemetery.
At the same day newly-elected TDBB Administrative Board Members made their first meeting, distributed duties and evaluated the other topics in agenda.
After General Meeting and the meeting of New Administrative Board, the members of TDBB Administrative and Executive Boards are following:
TDBB ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD (2015-2018)
|NAME – SURNAME
|Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality / TDBB President
|President of Center for Coordination with Local Governments in Azerbaijan Ministry of Justice
|Mayor of Bağcılar (İstanbul) Municipality
|Mayor of Bayrampaşa (İstanbul) Belediye Municipality
|Mayor of Beykoz (İstanbul) Municipality
|Mayor of Beyoğlu (İstanbul) Municipality
|Ahmet Misbah DEMİRCAN
|Mayor of Bilecik Municipality
|Mayor of Bolu Municipality
|Mayor of Novi Grad Sarajevo Municipality (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
|Mayor of Mineralni Bani Municipality (Bulgaria)
|Mayor of Denizli Metropolitan Municipality
|Mayor of Düzce Municipality
|Mayor of Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality
|Mayor of Gebze (Kocaeli) Municipality
|Mayor of Hendek (Sakarya) Municipality
|Mayor of Kartal (İstanbul) Municipality
|Op. Dr. Altınok ÖZ
|Mayor of Kartepe (Kocaeli) Municipality
|Mayor of Kastamonu Municipality
|Governor of Kyzylorda Region (Kazakhstan)
|Mayor of Keçiören (Ankara) Municipality
|Mayor of Güzelyurt Municipality (Cyprus)
|President of Local Governments State Agency (Kyrgyzstan)
|Mayor of Kırşehir Municipality
|Mayor of Ohrid Municipality (Macedonia)
|Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality
|Mayor of Nalaikh Municipality (Mongolia)
|President of Congress of Local Authorities from Moldova (CALM)
|Mayor of Ordu Ordu Municipality
|Mayor of Pendik (İstanbul) Municipality
|S. Kenan ŞAHİN
|Mayor of Sancaktepe (İstanbul) Municipality
|Mayor of Selçuklu (Konya) Municipality
|Uğur İbrahim ALTAY
|Mayor of Şahinbey (Gaziantep) Municipality
|Mayor of Nizhnekamsk Municipality (Tatarstan/RF)
|Mayor of Ümraniye (İstanbul) Municipality
|Mayor of Üsküdar (İstanbul) Municipality
|Mayor of Zeytinburnu (İstanbul) Municipality
TDBB EXECUTIVE BOARD (2015-2018)
|NAME – SURNAME
|President of TDBB / Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality
|Vice President of TDBB / Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality
|Deputy President of TDBB / Mayor of Zeytinburnu (Istanbul) Municipality
|Vice President of TDBB / Mayor of Beykoz (Istanbul) Municipality
|Vice President of TDBB / Mayor of Bağcılar (Istanbul) Municipality
|Vice President of TDBB / Mayor of Keçiören (Ankara) Municipality
|Vice President of TDBB / Mayor of Selçuklu (Konya) Municipality
|Uğur İbrahim ALTAY
|Vice President of TDBB / Mayor of Şahinbey (Gaziantep) Municipality