Union of Turkish World Municipalities’ (TDBB) April Executive Board Meeting was held in Headquarters of TDBB in Istanbul.

The meeting, under the chairmanship of President of Union and Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, was attended by the Members of Executive Board who are Mayor of Zeytinburnu Murat Aydın, Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of Şahinbey Mehmet Tahmazoğlu, Mayor of Keçiören Mustafa Ak, Mayor of Selçuklu Uğur İbrahim Altay and Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak.

The meeting started with the briefing of Secretary General Fahri Solak on the present and future activities since the Administrative Board Meeting on 24 March 2016, and continued with the discussion of the topics on the agenda.

Eurasia’s Local Authorities Meeting in Bosnia and Herzegovina

In the meeting issues such as the continuation of the preparations about “TDBB Eurasia Local Authorities Summit” which is planned to be in Bosnia and Herzegovina between 27 and 30 May 2016 with the participation of local authorities from over 20 TDBB member countries; preparation and publication of “Caucasia in Ottoman Archive Documents” book as TDBB Publication; participation support of publishing houses and authors from Turkish World to Kocaeli International Book Fair that will take place between 14 and 22 May 2016 organized cooperatively by TDBB and Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality; participation support and representation of TDBB in “United Nations World Humanitarian Summit” that will take place in Istanbul between 23 and 24 May 2016 hosted by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality; support to “8th Communication with Future Workshop” that will be held in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) and Almaty (Kazakhstan) between 20 and 24 May 2016 by RTÜK (The Radio and Television Supreme Council); support to “8th World East Turkestani Brotherhood Meeting” that will be held in Istanbul between 17 and 21 July 2016 by East Turkestan Education and Solidarity Association, and participation support to “International Conquest Cup Archery Tournament” that will be held in Istanbul between 26 and 29 May 2016 by Okçular Vakfı (Archers’ Foundation) were decided.

New Members

Besides in the meeting, the membership applications of Sarıkamış (Kars) Municipality and Haliliye (Şanlıurfa) Municipality were decided to be presented to Administrative Board for official proceedings.

Visit to “Diriliş Ertuğrul” Movie Plateau

After the meeting, Executive Member Mayors visited the plateau of the serial “Diriliş Ertuğrul” in Beykoz Riva and met with the actors, scenarist and the director of the production. Dramatizing the foundation process of Ottoman Empire and featuring on TRT 1 on every Wednesday, ‘Diriliş Ertuğrul’ movie plateau was visited by TDBB members; they attended the shooting of a couple of scenes for a while, and then they were briefed about the on-going production.