Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) Administrative Boardg was held in Bolu on July 19, 2017, hosted by Bolu Municipality with the participation of Local Administrators from 6 different countries.

The meeting, under presidency of Deputy Chairman of TDBB and Mayor of Zeytinburnu Murat Aydın was attended by TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak, TDBB Administrative Board Members, Bolu Mayor Alaaddin Yılmaz, Head of State Agency of Kyrgyzstan Local Governments Bahtiyar Saliyev, Mayor of Novi Grad Sarajevo from Bosnia Herzegovina Semir Efendic, Nauruzbay Baikadamov from Kızılorda Region Kazakhstan, İlker from Ohrid Municipality Macedonia, Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of Guzelyurt, TRNC Mahmut Özçınar, Mayor of Bagcilar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Kartepe Hüseyin Üzülmez, Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu, Mayor of Keçiören Mustafa Ak, Mayor of Selçuklu Uğur Ibrahim Altay, Mayor of Sancaktepe Ismail Erdem and Mayor of Gebze Adnan Köşker.

Glamoch (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Culture and Education Center Protocol Signed

The protocol of the “Glamoch Culture and Education Center” project, which will be held in Glamoc, Bosnia Herzegovina, was signed before the meeting between TDBB Mayor Deputy Mayor Murat Aydın and President of Bosnia Herzegovina Islamic Union Arif Kovacevic. At the meeting of Administrative Board, a presentation giving details about the project was made.

After discussing the issues on the agenda, which are the activities carried out since the meeting of the Administrative Board on March 15, 2017 were evaluated, the studies planned to be realized in the coming months were decided.

In this context, it was decided to support “Turkic World Park” project where will build in Guzelyurt / TRNC and “Turkey Park Project” which is planned to built in Gagauzia Autonomous Region / Moldova by TDBB and members, to support “Mostar Qu’ran Course Building” Project which is planned to built in Mostar city (Bosnia Herzegovina) under the coordination of Bosnia Herzegovina Islamic Union, give support to “Turkish Culture Festival” organized by Kartepe Municipality between 26-27 August 2017 in Novi Pazar (Serbia), to support “5. International Koroglu Festival” will be held by Bolu Municipality between 18-20 August 2017 in Bolu, to support the Project for upgrading of the physical capacities of service buildings of Azerbaijan Presidency, State Agency for Services and Social Innovations (ASAN) in cooperation with TIKA,to support Opening Ceremony of Manas Monument and Scientific Conference on Manas organized by Consulate General of Kyrgyz Republic in Istanbul between 7-8 August 2017, to publish the book of Manas Epic (Turkish edition) by TDBB, participate to “10. Municipal Oscars” program which will take place in Istanbul on November 18, 2017 and TDBB will receive the award for “The Most Successful Municipal Union of the Year”, give support to “International Altaic Communities Symposium” will be held in Istanbul between 24-26 July 2017, support “Turkic World Documentary Film Festival” held in 2017 in cooperation with World Journalists Federation, organize “information and experience sharing programs” for member municipalities in Bosnia Herzegovina, Tatarstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Moldova and Gagauz Autonomous Region during 2017 Fall Term and “expert training programs” for Azerbaijan and other member countries, participate to opening ceremony of culture houses in Doboj Istok (Bosnia Herzegovina) built by the cooperation of TDBB and Beykoz Municipality will held between 24-26 August 2017, support “9. World East Turkestan Brotherhood Meeting” will be held by East Turkestan Education and Solidarty Association, support for “International City and Civil Society Organizations Summit” will be held in Istanbul between 20-22 October by Esenler Municipality, to be a member of “UCLG-MEWA Development Cooperation and City Diplomacy Committee” upon the the invitation of UCLG-MEWA, collect offers from contractors for the “Mosque Project” in Bulan-Soguttu Village (Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan), organize the promotion programs of the book of “Tartarica” published in cooperation of TDBB and Tatarstan Historical Institute in Turkey and Tatatarstan.

Next Administrative Board Meeting will be in Gaziantep Sahinbey

It was decided to hold the “TDBB Administrative Board Meeting” in October 2017 in Gaziantep hosted by Sahinbey municipality.

New Members

In the meeting also the TDBB memberships of Geyve (Sakarya), Espiye (Giresun), Mallakastra (Albania), Klosi (Albania), Permet (Abania), Kukes (Albania), Devoll (Albania), Altanshiree (Mongolia), Zamiin Uud (Mongolia), Ikh Khet (Mongolia), Airag (Mongolia), and Teocak (Bosnia Herzegovina) were accepted.