Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB) August Executive Board Meeting was made on Wednesday, 17 August in Istanbul Union Headquarters.

The meeting, under the chairmanship of President of TDBB and also Mayor of Kocaeli Metropolitan Municipality İbrahim Karaosmanoğlu, was attended by Executive Board Members who are Mayor of Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Burhanettin Kocamaz, Mayor of Beykoz Yücel Çelikbilek, Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı, Mayor of Keçiören Mustafa Ak, Mayor of Selçuklu Uğur İbrahim Altay, Mayor of Novi Grad Semir Efendiç and Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak.

The meeting started with the briefing of Secretary General Fahri Solak on the present activities between 27 July-17 August 2016 and the agenda, and continued with the discussion of the topics on the agenda.

Within this framework, support to the fire truck purchase project of Macedonia Jupa Municipality from our Union and Union Members, participation support of our Union to “11th International Book Fair” that will take place in Turkmenistan between 20 and 23 September 2016, support to “Stationary Aid” Project that will take place cooperatively by our Union and Zeytinburnu Municipality for the needy students in Zeytinburnu district, support by our Union to “17th International Golden Saffron Documentary Film Festival” which will take place between 29 September and 02 October 2016 organized by Safranbolu Municipality, support by our Union to “International Yunus Emre Days” event organized by Yunusemre Municipality that will take place in Manisa between 10 and 16 October 2016, representation of our Union by Mayor of Bağcılar Lokman Çağırıcı and Secretary General of the Union Fahri Solak in UCLG-MEWA Administrative Board meetings, taking care of the necessary process of sister city relations between Bulqize Municipality as one of our Albanian member municipalities and another member municipality of the Union which is suitable for Bulqize Municipality, distribution of Union’s publication “Ahmet Yesevi and Divan-ı Hikmet” to our members and cooperative institutions and actualization of “Alihan Bökeyhan” Commemoration Event in November 2016 in Istanbul, cooperatively by our Union and Republic of Kazakhstan Ankara Embassy were decided.

TDBB Administrative Board Meeting will take place in Istanbul hosted by Sancaktepe Municipality on 28 September 2016, Wednesday with international participation.