Mayor of Cholpon Ata Azamat Turdubekov, one of the Kyrgyzstan members of the Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), and his accompanying delegation visited TDBB, its sister city Pendik Municipality and Başiskele Municipality within the scope of their visit to Turkey between 4 and 6 December 2023.

The Kyrgyz delegation participated in the program included Mayor of Cholpon Ata Azamat Turdubekov, Council Chairman of Cholpon Ata Municipality Bolot Bakirov, Department Head of Municipal Subsidiaries of Cholpon Ata Municipality Daniyar Sokinov, and General Manager of Cholpon Ata Cleaning Enterprise Emil Abykeev.

On the first day of the program, on December 4, the delegation visited TDBB and met with Secretary General Fahri Solak. Expressing his satisfaction with the visit, TDBB Secretary General Fahri Solak stated that Kyrgyzstan is one of the member countries with which TDBB cooperates most actively, and that Kyrgyzstan is also represented in the Administrative Board of TDBB. Solak said, “TDBB has implemented many projects in Kyrgyzstan since its establishment. We are pleased with the close cooperation with local governments of Kyrgyzstan. In addition to municipal activities, we also support social, cultural and educational activities. “We strive to cooperate with Kyrgyzstan in a wide range of areas”.

Mayor of Cholpon Ata Azamat Turdubekov also stated at the meeting that they want to cooperate closely with municipalities in Turkey and that they attach importance to sister city relations within this framework, and thanked TDBB for their contribution in this process.

On the second day of the program, on December 5, the delegation visited Pendik Municipality and met with Deputy Mayor of Pendik Atakan Yüce. Then, the delegation made a presentation and field trip about Municipal Subsidiaries, Waste Management and Recycling Projects and saw the projects of Pendik Municipality closely. Afterwards, Deputy Mayor of Pendik Municipality Cleaning Affairs Directorate, Vahap Doğan, hosted the delegation and gave information to the delegation about the work done.

On the third day of the program, December 6, the delegation went to Kocaeli and met with Mayor of Başiskele Yasin Özlü. During the visit, Mayor of Başiskele Özlü and Mayor of Cholpon Ata Turdubekov signed the “Sister City Protocol” at a ceremony. After the signing ceremony, Mayor Özlü visited Başiskele with his colleague Turdubekov and the accompanying delegation, and gave information about the works done in the district.