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Municipality of Kırklareli

« Municipality of Kırklareli » takes part in the European Local Democracy Week - a paneuropean event coordinated by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe - as « Partner city »

Kırklareli enjoys a strategic position between the Balkans and Anatolia. The city is the shining star of Turkey with its rich culture and history. Its motto is "the city of happy people". Kırklareli was founded in 1870 and named on 20 December 1924. If you follow the street that runs upwards from Hızırbey Mosque, which can be considered as the city center in Kırklareli, road will take you to Yayla Square and Ali Rıza Efendi Culture House will be opened on 20 December 2017. For several years, the city was home to Greek, Bulgarian, Turkish, and Jewish populations. As a result, Greece, Bulgaria, and Montenegro decided to build a room with their names to represent their cultures in a culture house which calls  Ali Riza Efendi Culture House, that has a name in Greek in a room, a Bulgarian and a Montenegrin. The house has been visited by 275.000 people since its establishment in order to represent the common culture.  Kırklareli Atatürk House, also in the city, opened to the public on January 17, 2018. Kırklareli Atatürk House was founded in the municipality with the help of Krklareli's charitable people whose hearts beat for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Kırklareli Atatürk House and Kırklareli people will be delighted and proud to welcome their visitors in the future, just as they have done in the past. There have been activities organized by the Women's Solidarity and Education Center (KADAM). Concerning the theme "Every Color is Free in Krklareli," NGOs and women entrepreneurs assist students there. In the scope of Bulgaria - Turkey IPA Cross Boarder Cooperation Program, a cultural center was built. A project of ours was selected as “Best Practices” at the meeting held on 13 October 2015 in Sofia / Bulgaria.

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Kırklareli enjoys a strategic position between the Balkans and Anatolia. The city is the shining star of Turkey with its rich culture and history. Its motto is "the city of happy people". Kırklareli was founded in 1870 and named on 20 December 1924. If you follow the street that runs upwards from Hızırbey Mosque, which can be considered as the city center in Kırklareli, road will take you to Yayla Square and Ali Rıza Efendi Culture House will be opened on 20 December 2017. For several years, the city was home to Greek, Bulgarian, Turkish, and Jewish populations. As a result, Greece, Bulgaria, and Montenegro decided to build a room with their names to represent their cultures in a culture house which calls  Ali Riza Efendi Culture House, that has a name in Greek in a room, a Bulgarian and a Montenegrin. The house has been visited by 275.000 people since its establishment in order to represent the common culture.  Kırklareli Atatürk House, also in the city, opened to the public on January 17, 2018. Kırklareli Atatürk House was founded in the municipality with the help of Krklareli's charitable people whose hearts beat for Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Kırklareli Atatürk House and Kırklareli people will be delighted and proud to welcome their visitors in the future, just as they have done in the past. There have been activities organized by the Women's Solidarity and Education Center (KADAM). Concerning the theme "Every Color is Free in Krklareli," NGOs and women entrepreneurs assist students there. In the scope of Bulgaria - Turkey IPA Cross Boarder Cooperation Program, a cultural center was built. A project of ours was selected as “Best Practices” at the meeting held on 13 October 2015 in Sofia / Bulgaria.

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Partner(s) :

Ahmetbey Municipality, Karnobat Municipality and Kıyıdosk Association

Activity referring to the leading theme "Protecting the Environment: Local Communities Take Action"

Folklore show of Kırklareli and Karnobat teams in Ahmetbey

Ahmetbey Municipality
From 22/06/2021 to 22/06/2021

ELDW citizens participation activity

Seminar on Common Culture and Folklore

Ataturk Culture Center in Kırklareli
From 22/06/2021 to 22/06/2021

Visite of a Mayor from Bulgaria

Kırklareli Municipality
From 21/06/2021 to 21/06/2021

Communication campaign

Kırklareli Municipality and Kiyidosk Association Cooperation

Kırklareli Paşa Cafe and Kırklareli Municipality
From 28/09/2021 to 28/09/2021

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