Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Administrative Board Meeting was held in Konya on 23 December 2015, hosted by Selçuklu Municipality.
The meeting, under the chairmanship of President of Union and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, was attended by TDBB Administrative Board Members who are President of Center for Coordination with Local Governments in Azerbaijan Ministry of Justice Mehdi Selimzade (Azerbaijan), Mayor of Güzelyurt Mahmut Özçınar (TRNC), Mayor of Novi Grad Semir Efendic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), President of Local Governments State Agency Bakıt Rıspaev (Kyrgyzstan), Mayor of Nalaikh Khaan Sharavkhaan (Mongolia), Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Burhanettin Kocamaz, Mayor of Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality Mehmet Sekmen, Mayor of Bolu Alaaddin Yılmaz, Mayor of Bilecik Selim Yağcı, Mayor of Gebze Adnan Köşker, Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of Ümraniye Hasan Can, Mayor of Kartepe Hüseyin Üzülmez, Mayor of Pendik S. Kenan Şahin, Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Keçiören Mustafa Ak, Mayor of Sancaktepe İsmail Erdem, Mayor of Zeytinburnu Murat Aydın, Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu, Mayor of Hendek İrfan Püsküllü, Mayor of Selçuklu Uğur İbrahim Altay and Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak.
The meeting started with the discussion about the activities that took place since last Administrative Board meeting until recently, and the evaluation about the future programs. Within this framework, many subjects such as support to the Book Project “Ottoman Works in Cyprus” in cooperation with Güzelyurt Municipality (TRNC); activities that will take place in 2016 like publications, meetings and etc. for the 25th anniversary of Turkic Republics’ Independence in parallel with the publication of the book “Turkic Republics in the 25th Anniversary of their Independence and their relations with Turkey”, in cooperation with Mimar Sinan University; support to “4th International Köroğlu Festival” that will take place between 19 and 21 August 2016 by Bolu Municipality; support to Bosnia and Herzegovina Doboj Bridge Project by member municipalities and the Union; planning of an official visit to Tatarstan in 2016 with a representative delegation of TDBB upon the invitation of President of Tatarstan Rustem Minnihanov; support to the mosque that will be built in Kyrgyzstan Issık-Göl Region by member municipalities and the Union; support to the Project “Repair of Elective Turkish Course Classes” in Bosnia and Herzegovina; organization of applied training program on “Cleaning Services” in January-February 2016 for Kyrgyzstan local government authorities in cooperation with TDBB and Samsun Metropolitan Municipality; support and participation to “Ajvatovica Festival” which will be organized in Bosnia and Herzegovina in May 2016; support to the youth camp of Macedonia Kalkan Association’s troop of 50 people; organization of an information and experience sharing program for the delegation of Mongolian educators in cooperation with Ministry of National Education; support to the renewal project of “Atatürk Park” in Bishkek of Kyrgyzstan; support to “I. Turkish World Documentary Film Festival and Competition” organized by World Journalists Federation; support to “Commemoration Program of Tölemiş Okeyev in his 80th Birthday”, organization of applied training programs on “town-planning, green environment management, land management and urban economics” for Mongolian municipal authorities and support to Istanbul Nawruz Celebrations in 2016 by the Union were discussed and determined.
Besides the membership application of Güneyyurt (Karaman) Municipality was accepted.