Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), UCLG-MEWA, Union of Municipalities of Turkey, Union of Marmara Municipalities, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and World Academy for Local Government and Academy (WALD) met for Year 2016 International Activities Schedule Informing and Coordination Meeting on 16 December 2015 in Headquarters of UCLG-MEWA. Mehmet Duman Secretary General of UCLG-MEWA, Fahri Solak Secretary General of TDBB, M. Cemil Arslan Secretary General of Union of Marmara Municipalities and foreign affairs officers of all the organizations participated to the meeting.
Secretary Generals and officers shared plans of their organizations for year 2016 and they changed opinions about potential cooperation for next year. Mehmet Duman Secretary General of UCLG-MEWA underlined the importance of efficiency of local governors. M. Cemil Arslan Secretary General of Marmara Municipalities stated that their organization has begun to specialize on educational and academic activities. Fahri Solak Secretary General of TDBB remarked that there is a compatible and efficient task sharing between local organizations in Turkey and added “As TDBB, in this direction, we concentrate on activities and events around our targeted geography.”
At the end of the meeting, after all the participants agreed on the benefits of these kind of meetings and decided to make these meetings periodically, they extended their thanks to Mehmet Duman Secretary General of host organization UCLG-MEWA.