Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) February Executive Board Meeting was made on 22 February 2017, Wednesday at Union headquarters in Istanbul.

The meeting, under the chairmanship of President of TDBB and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, was attended by TDBB Executive Board Members who are Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Zeytinburnu Murat Aydın, Mayor of Selçuklu Uğur İbrahim Altay and TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak.

The meeting started with the briefing of TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak about the agenda and also the activities between 18 January and 22 February 2017, and continued with the discussion of the agenda topics.

Within this framework, in 2017, organization of a training program for Kyrgyzstan Presidency Department Directors, the start of cooperation activities between Union of Russian Federation Cities and TDBB, support by TDBB and TDBB members to “Comrat Art Center Project” planned to be constructed in Comrat city of Moldova Gagauz Autonomous Region, representative participation to “4th World Gagauz Congress” that will take place in Gagauz Autonomous Region on 5-6 May 2017, with the suggestion of Kazakhstan Ankara Embassy, organization of “Commemoration of Halife Altay on his 100th Birthday” Program in Istanbul cooperatively by TDBB and Zeytinburnu Municipality, representation support to “EIF 2017-10th International Energy Congress and Fair” that will take place in Ankara between 08 and 10 November 2017, research on visit opportunities to Palestine and Kazakhstan in 2017, participation support to “7th Antalya International City Planning and Technologies Fair and Local Governments Symposium” that will take place in Antalya between 23 and 26 March 2017 cooperatively by Union of Mediterranean Municipalities and Union of Municipalities of Turkey, participation support to “3rd Water Loss Forum Turkey” that will take place in Ankara 25 and 26 May 2017, organization of “sister city iftar programs” in 2017 Ramadan month cooperatively by TDBB and Bağcılar Municipality, support to 2017 Istanbul Nawruz Celebrations cooperatively by supportive institutions, carrying out the process of cooperation between Mongolia Dornogovi Governorate and Düzce Municipality by TDBB, carrying out the necessary process for Kilis Municipality’s becoming a sister city with one of the suitable members of TDBB, construction of “Turkish Language Class” in Busovaca of Bosnia and Herzegovina by TDBB, organization of 2017 May Executive Board Meeting in Gagauz Autonomous Region’s capital city Comrat, organization of an Information and Experience Sharing Program for Albanian municipalities cooperatively by Union of Albanian Municipalities in 2017 March and sharing of the membership applications of Union of Albanian Municipalities and Tutin (Serbia) Municipality with Administrative Board on consent were decided.

March Administrative and Supervisory Board Meetings will be made in Ümraniye

Besides, it was decided that 2017 March Administrative and Supervisory Board Meetings will be made on 15 March 2017, Wednesday hosted by Ümraniye Municipality in Istanbul.