Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) September Administrative Board Meeting was made in Istanbul with the participation of local government authorities from 7 different countries on 28 September 2016, Wednesday hosted by Sancaktepe Municipality.

The meeting, under the chairmanship of President of TDBB and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, was attended by Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak, TDBB Administrative Board Members Mayor of Sancaktepe İsmail Erdem, Mayor of Novi Grad Semir Efendic (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Head of Nalaikh Municipality Council Khaan Sharavkhaan (Mongolia), Deputy President of Kyrgyzstan Local Governments State Agency Mihail Halitov, Mayor of Nijnekamsk Aydar Metşin (Tatarstan), Mayor of Güzelyurt Mahmut Özçınar (TRNC), Mayor of Syrdarya Ganybek Kazantayev on behalf of Governor of Kyzylorda Region Kırımbek Kuşerbayev (Kazakhstan), Mayor of Erzurum Metropolitan Municipality Mehmet Sekmen, Mayor of Bolu Alaaddin Yılmaz, Mayor of Ümraniye Hüseyin Can, Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Zeytinburnu Murat Aydın, Mayor of Selçuklu Uğur İbrahim Altay, Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu, Mayor of Üsküdar Hilmi Türkmen, Mayor of Kartepe Hüseyin Üzülmez, Mayor of Gebze Adnan Köşker and Mayor of Hendek İrfan Püsküllü.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Television’s interest for TDBB

Before the meeting, President of TDBB İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu and Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak gave an interview to Bosnia and Herzegovina State Television on TDBB and its activities.

The meeting started with the projection of the video named ‘What happened in Turkey on July 15?’, prepared in Turkish, English and Russian by TDBB to tell about traitor FETO coup attempt made in Turkey on July 15. In the meeting the activities that took place since the previous Administrative Board meeting and the future project plans were discussed.

Fire Truck to Jupa Municipality

Within this context, it was decided to support the project of purchase of 1 fire truck of 5 tons for Macedonia Jupa Municipality by our Union and Altınova Municipality, to support “International Yunus Emre Days” which will be organized by Yunus Emre Municipality, to support “Talking History Gathering Brothers Project” which will be organized cooperatively by Bağcılar Municipality and Kazakhstan Ykylas Association, to carry out Stationery Aid project for needy students cooperatively by our Union and Zeytinburnu Municipality, to carry out Program of Turkish Education System Analysis of Kyrgyzstan Pre-school educational institutions in November cooperatively by TDBB and Bolu Municipality, and to support “17th International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival” organized by Safranbolu Municipality and “4th International Köroğlu Festival” organized by Bolu Municipality from TDBB.

TDBB Cultural House to Doboj Istok Youth Center

Besides, it was also decided to build two bungalows on behalf of TDBB in “Child and Youth Center” in Doboj Istok city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to support “veterinary services” project of TRNC Güzelyurt Municipality for the vaccination of street animals cooperatively by our Union and Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality, to carry out “Alihan Bökeyhan Commemoration Event” in December cooperatively by our Union, Kazakh Turks Education and Research Association and Kazakhstan Ankara Embassy, to organize a visiting program to Azerbaijan with the participation of the member municipalities in TRNC, to carry out “Turkish World Documentary Film Festival and Competition” Award Ceremony on 8 October 2016 by TDBB and Zeytinburnu Municipality, to publish Tatarstan Şehabettin Mercani History Institute’s “Tartarica” History Atlas’ Turkish translation by our Union, to coordinate sister city protocol requests of Kyrgyzstan’s Kızıl-Kıya, Taş-Kumır, Toktoqul, Keben and Nookat Municipalities with suitable member municipalities of the Union, to hand over the recorded books in TDBB’s inventory to Zeytinburnu Merkezefendi City Library of Zeytinburnu Municipality with handover agreement and to put those books to the service of the readers, and to hold December 2016 TDBB Administrative Board Meeting hosted by Safranbolu Municipality.

New Members

Moreover in the meeting the TDBB membership applications of Çınarcık (Yalova), Municipality, Merkezefendi (Denizli) Municipality, Ortahisar (Trabzon) Municipality, Söğütlü (Sakarya) Municipality, Şehzadeler (Manisa) Municipality, Oğuzeli(Gaziantep) Municipality, Havza (Samsun) Municipality, Akkışla (Kayseri) Municipality, Ayrancı (Karaman) Municipality, Günyüzü (Eskişehir) Municipality, İzmit (Kocaeli) Municipality and Bijelo Polje (Montenegro) Municipality were accepted.

After the meeting the participants visited Prof. Dr. Necmettin Erbakan Complex constructed by Sancaktepe Municipality, New Sancaktepe Municipal Services Building and Martyr Furkan Doğan Youth Center.

28.09.2016