Semaine européenne de la démocatie locale
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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 Beşiktaş Municipality / İstanbul

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 ... Read more »

12-Star City City of Izmit

The Izmit Municipality, with its 980 staff members, implements all of its local services effectively, efficiently and in harmony within its boundaries. As a metropolitan municipality, it has several functions and responsibilities within the fields of health, technical affairs, ... Read more »

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 Kahramankazan

Kahramankazan is a rapidliy growing district located 30 km rom the capital Ankara covering an area of 56 thousand hectares and comprising of a treasure of history , nature and culture. Together with the employment , the district population of 100 thosand and a such ranks

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 cities

Municipality of Safranbolu

Until this year, we were a member of the Board of Directors of the OWHC. We have been a world heritage city since 1994. We are a very active local authority as a municipality. This is our first ELDW experience.

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 »