2015 Evaluation Meeting of High Advisory Board of Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) was made in Union Headquarters on December 8, 2015.

The Meeting was attended by Advisory Board Members who are Prof. Salih Aynural (Rector of Istanbul Rumeli University), Prof. Osman Horata (Hacettepe University Faculty Member), Prof. Adem Esen (Istanbul University Faculty Member), Prof.  Rahmi Deniz Özbay (Marmara University Faculty Member), Dr. Özgen Keskin (Author-Former Mayor of Yıldırım Municipality), Murat Aydın (Deputy President of TDBB and also Mayor of Zeytinburnu) and Fahri Solak (Secretary General of TDBB).

The Meeting started with the presentation of the activities that took place in 2015 and of the activities that are planned to be carried out in the coming year, and continued with the discussion of the topics on the agenda. In the meeting the pleasure for TDBB’s gradual institutionalization was stated and the evaluation of year 2015 was made.

Besides, for year 2016, the members exchanged ideas about topics like carrying out studies and publications for the 25th anniversary of Turkic Republics’ Independence, Union’s support of academic studies notably Local Governments and Municipal Activities, Union’s maintenance of Sister Cities Coordination studies and diversification of applied training programs with the participation of different countries.