The history of Ahmetbey dates back to the Thracians, the years between 600-700 BC. Ahmetbey, which was the host of the Thracian, Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine civilizations, was in a state of condition related to the granary of the Lüleburgaz Episcopal Center in the third century AC. From the early 1800s until 1930, the Greek, Bulgarian and Turkish people lived together in the town of Ahmetbey. Ahmetbey, which has an important position in the center of the Marmara Region, is neighbouring Istanbul and is 120 kilometres away from Bulgaria and Greece, where the borders of the European Union begin. Democracy, freedom, human rights and respect for human dignity, solidarity, equal opportunities, gender equality and social justice are all our common values and we must protect these values.
"More Modern Büyükçekmece, Happier People from Büyükçekmece." Büyükçekmece is well-known on account of its agricultural and tourist potential. It developed rapidly in the 1980s and its population grew day by day. From 1994 onwards great efforts were made in terms of urban planning (sewage network, decontamination facilities, parks, monitoring of the environment, overhead energy and telecommunication networks placed underground, lighting systems etc.). Büyükçekmece has thus become a modern district. Büyükçekmece Municipality has organised dazzling cultural activities and projects in co-operation with the European Union and other institutions.
Bağcılar Municipality was established in 1992 and is a local government serving a population of 748,483. Bağcılar Municipality has developed and implemented its works on methods that facilitate human life since the day it was founded. It has built, realized and organized many service buildings, projects and events for women, children and young people in the district and it is continuing to perfom such activities. Also these groups have their own councils where they can represent themselves.
Besiktas is located in the European side of the city, and geographically composed of coastal and interior settlements. Despite its small surface area and population, it is ideally located at the junction of arterial roads of Istanbul, and has a convenient location to world-class amenities. It has the access roads to the Bridges of Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet interconnecting the European and Anatolian sides of Istanbul and even two continents. While the current population is approximately 190.000, it reaches approximately 2 million people in a day.
The municipality of Edremit, in Turkey, is located on the Aegean Coast. With its 34 kms of coastline covered with beaches and crystalline waters overlooking the stunning Gulf of Edremit, this precious center is included in the metropolitan city district of Balikesir. This area is a popular tourist destination for its natural beauties (Mount Ida), archaeological sites (Antandros settlement, necropolis) and Mediterranean typical gastronomy enriched with the renowned Edremit’s olive oil, the main ingredient of the exquisite regional cuisine. The several luxury thermal spas close to Mount Ida make this resort an excellent destination for tourist.
Izmit Municipality undertakes all local services effectively, efficiently and in harmony within its boundaries with its 980 municipality personnel. As a centre City municipality, it has several functions and responsibilities in health, Technical Affairs, Cultural and Social Affairs and environment. Izmit Municipality prepares many projects related education, culture, youth, disabled and disadvantaged people, children as a target group to ensure realization of all kinds developmental implementation. Also, it undertakes some duties and services for the investment aimed at human below: Izmit Municipality prepares many projects relating educational, cultural, woman, youth, old people, disabled and disadvantaged people, children and in sport fields and to ensure realization of all kinds developmental implementations. Izmit Municipality faciliates many decisions organs to chair their duties and services conferred with other civilian social instutions as a centre municipality. In addition, if we need to give some information about the municipality activities; Gölkaypark (Waterskii Center), EcoPark (Ecological Park), Child Rights School, Woman Social Life Center, History Hall, İzmek (Vacational Courses with 62 different branches). Izmit Municipality is the first municipality in its region, hosting and sending volunteers under European Volunteer Service Program and develops projects related to Youth Program. Izmit Municipality representatives also participated many international EU projects all around Europe and invited over 50 organizations to Izmit in several projects. We are also local relay of Eurodesk Turkey. As International Relations and EU Unit, we are organizing several conferences and trainings for young people to let them know about European opportunities. In a year app. than 2.000 young people benefit from these activities.
Karşıyaka is a district of İzmir Province in Turkey. It is part of the Greater Metropolitan Area of İzmir, the second largest after Konak in terms of population, and is almost entirely urbanised at a rate of 99.9 per cent, with corresponding high levels of development in terms of lifestyle and services. Karşıyaka extends for twelve kilometres along the northern and eastern coastline of the tip of the Gulf of İzmir. Karşıyaka's overall level of education is recognised as being of the highest in Turkey Karşıyaka also boasts an advanced urban culture of its own, centred on the cherished Karşıyaka SK football team.
The total population of Lüleburgaz is based on the exact population determination results of 2018 (147,325). This (115.000) is in the district center and (31.660) is in the towns and villages. This population (51%) is females (49%). The population growth rate is well above the country average and the increase is mainly due to intensive migration from other regions and from the villages.
Kırklareli, which have a strategic location in transition from Anatolia to Balkans for centuries, have hosted major civilizations throughout history. The transition from Hunter –Gatherers (Neolithic) period to sedentary is observed for the first time in Kırklareli all through the Europe. Today, Kırklareli, have traces extending from Helen, Rome, Byzantine and Turkish – Islamic period to present. It is not clearly known when the city was founded, nor under what name. The Byzantine Greeks called it “Saranta Ekklisies” – (meaning Forty Churches). In the 14th century this was translated to Turkish and called “Kırk Kilise”. Following the establishment of the Turkish Republic in 1923, sanjaks became cities and on 20 December 1924, Kırk Kilise’s name was changed to Kırklareli, meaning The Place of the Forties. The Bulgarian name of the town is Lozengrad (which means vineyard town). The road takes you to Yayla square if you track the main street ranging to upward from Hızırbey mosque which may be deemed as the city center of Kırklareli. Kırklareli houses, the witnesses of the time that you can see the most distinct traces of the past by being the oldest settlement of Kırklareli, show up. In the Yayla neighborhood are 18 examples of listed civil architecture buildings, one of them is the Ali Rıza Efendi Culture House, opened to the public on 20 December 2017. Greek, Bulgarian, Turkish and Jewish communities lived in Yayla neighborhood for years. Therefore, was agreed with Greece, Bulgaria and Montenegro states and organized a room to reflect their cultures. In order to reflect the common culture in the Ali Riza Efendi Culture House; it has a Greek room, a Bulgarian room and a Montenegrin room. Also in Yayla neighborhood; the Kırklareli Atatürk House, opened to the public on 17 January 2018. Kırklareli Atatürk House was built by the Municipality of Kırklareli, under the direction of the Mayor of Kırklareli Mehmet Siyam KESİMOĞLU and with support of the charitable citizens of Kırklareli whose hearts Mustafa Kemal Atatürk beats. Kırklareli Atatürk House has the same architectural plan of the Atatürk House in Thessaloniki, also in design of the rooms attention was paid to the finest details. Kırklareli Atatürk House and Kırklareli citizens will be happy and proud to welcome their guests in the future as they did in the past. Kırklareli is the shining star of Turkey with historical and cultural richness, intellectuals and contemporary living. Kırklareli contains all colors into with the motto “The City of Happy People” will continue to be one of the exclusive and distinctive cities of Marmara Region in the future as it was did in the past.
Zeytinburnu Municipality which sets target as integrated to history, culture and economy of Istanbul; people are happy to live there, regenerative and renewed district is a municipality which prioritizes global values as politics, such as transparency, accountability, deliberative democracy, justice, equality in service, efficiency and impact; which are also accepted principles as globally exist or must exist in local governments. Zeytinburnu Municipality is going on her own works by prioritizing labors, unemployed people, tradesmen, women, children, young people, handicapped people and issues coming with migration; in this scope putting humanity to center of her operations; by adopting as principles deliberative democracy, respect to labor and social justice, living in peace and solidarity and equality in services. For this purpose city council works actively to ensure democratic participation.
Kahramanmaraş Metropolitan Municipality (KMM) - The province of Kahramanmaras is located within the borders of the Mediterranean Region. The city is located on a plain at the foot of the Taurus Mountains and in 2018, has a population of 1,000,000 inhabitants.
Çiftlikköy is a district municipality of Yalova. Yalova is a city in Turkey with a 240,000 population.The distance between Çiftlikköy and Yalova is only 5kms. With its easy access to the city, Çiftlikköy is one of the most active and attractive districts of Yalova. Istanbul is 1 hour away from Yalova. You can get to Istanbul by usıng the ferry or the highway. The population of Çiftlikköy is about 39,000 and its located in the south of Marmara Sea, therefore, has an amazing beach and beautiful sea views. The history of Çiftlikköy is quite old and its first name in the old days was Pylai. Lots of ruins belonging to theAge and Byzantine Age were found in the region. Çiftlikköy has 1 town, 1 subdistrict and 9 villages
Çorlu, which have a strategic location in transition from Anatolia to Balkans for centuries, have hosted major civilizations throughout history. Çorlu Municipality was established in 1877 and local goverment serving a population 262.862 Çorlu is well-known on account of its agricultural and industry potential. It developed rapidly in the 1980s and its population grew day by day. Çorlu Municipality has developed and implemented its works on methods that facilitate human life since the day it was founded. It has built, realized and organized many service buildings, projects and events for women, children and young people in the district and it is continuing to perfom such activities.
Located at the north of İzmir, Çiğli is one of the biggest ditricts of İzmir with a 133,55 kilometer square area. Surrounded by Menemen from the north, the Gulf of İzmir from the south and the west and Karşıyaka from the east, Çiğli is 27 kilometers from the İzmir city center, 18 kilometers from Menemen and 7 kilometers from Karşıyaka. The most important locations of the city are İzmir Bird Paradise, İzmir Wildlife Park and Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone, Çamaltı Salt Marsh and Çiğli Air Base.
Beykoz is one of the municipalities of Istanbul Metropolitan City and it was established in 1984. It is located on the Anatolian side of Istanbul and northern end of the Bosporus. It has coasts from Bosporus to the Black Sea. The name Beykoz is derived from “BEY”, in which the meaning prince, lord or gentleman, and “KOZ” that is a word for a type of walnut (and Beykoz is famous for its walnuts as well). Beykoz consists of 45 neighborhoods. The surface area of Beykoz is 310,36 km2. The total number of Beykoz population is 246.700. From past to the present days, Beykoz becomes an important place for various cultures. The signs of Thracians, Bithynians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Genoeses, Byzantines and finally Turks can be seen. In addition to its historical significance, Beykoz has unique natural beauties either. It has long coastal road and large forested places.
Central Anatolia Municipalities Union is a public organisation. Republic of Turkey Central Anatolia Municipalities Union is established upon the document of Ministery of Interior Affairs with the date 15.01.1991 and number 15053 and the permission date 25.01.1991 and number 91/1427 of the Council of Ministers. Central Anatolia Municipalities Union service centers’ property is on the Union.