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12-Star City ANTALYA

The jurisdiction area of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality covers 19 districts and 903 quarters (21,109 square kilometers and 2,222,562 people). Antalya has a coastline of 640 km long.

Antalya Metropolitan Municipality in accordance with the participatory democracy ... Read more »

12-Star City Büyükçekmece Municipality

"More Modern Büyükçekmece, Happier People from Büyükçekmece."   Büyükçekmece Municipality was established as a small town. Büyükçekmece is well-known on account of its agricultural and tourist potential. It developed rapidly in the 1980s and its population

12-Star City City of Kadikoy

Kadıköy is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan district of Istanbul, Turkey on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara, facing the historic city centre on the European side of the Bosporus. Kadıköy is also the name of the most prominent neighbourhood of the district, ... Read more »

12-Star City City of KARSIYAKA

Karşıyaka is a district of İzmir Province in Turkey. It is part of the Greater Metropolitan Area of İzmir. In other words, it is a metropolitan district, the second largest after Konak in terms of population, and is almost entirely urbanised at a rate of 99.9 per

Partner associations

Association for Promoting Local Participation

The mission of our association is to have a “City Council” established, which already should have been founded on the basis of the instructions of the law on Municipalities in Turkish legislation (Nr.5393, Article 76) enacted in July 2005.

The City Council, as the ... Read more »

Union of Municipalities of Turkey

The Union of Municipalities of Turkey (UMT) dates back to 1945 and is the sole union for municipalities at national level. It was transformed into a legal public entity in 2005, in compliance with Article 20 of the Law No. 5355 on the Local Authorities Union as part of ... Read more »

Union of Provincial Services (UPS)

Union of Provincial Services (UPS) was established in 1985 as unique local government association at national level to represent Special Provincial Adminstrations (SPA) in Turkey. Today all 51 SPAs are natural members of UPS in line with the Law No:5355 on Local Authorities ... Read more »