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Ahmetbey Municipality

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 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. Ahmetbey Municipality; adopts common universal morals ??such as democracy, pluralism, the rule of law, human rights and freedoms, equality between women and men, justice and respect for differences. We believe that, the idea of “full solidarity” which is expressed by the founders of European idealism can be provided by “Pan-European” approach in all terms and spreading sense of unity in all dimensions of European continent.? 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.

BAYRAKLI MUNICIPALITY

Bayrakli is one of the 11 central districts of Izmir. Bayrakl? district is located between Izmir and Çanakkale. Ancient Smyrna is shown as the place where Izmir was founded in terms of the city. Bayrakl? history dates back to 5,000 years. According to the Law No. 5747 in Turkey, Bayrakli became a district of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality on 6 March 2008. In general, Bayrakl? is a residential-centred settlement. In addition to this, Bayrakl? has become a new attraction centre in Izmir. The density of the industry has been decreasing gradually in the district's economy. Bayrakl? has become the new centre of attraction of Izmir where the concentration of the courthouses, business centres, call centres and vertical settlements is increasing. In order to move Bayrakli to a better future, we have determined the following principles as our core values and we will carry out all our activities within the framework of these core values. • To take care of the benefit of children and youth • Citizen satisfaction • To take care of the benefit of women • Lawfulness • Participation • Transparency and accountability • Reliability • To take care of disadvantaged groups • Fair, fast and quality service delivery

Besiktas Municipality

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.

Büyükçekmece

"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.

Edremit

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.

Kadiköy Municipality

Kadiköy is very attractive for local and foreign population with its central location, long coastline and cosmopolitan structure.In addition to social, cultural and sports activities, Kad?köy offers a wide variety of urban activities such as entertainment, recreation and shopping. It is one of the basic principles of Kad?köy Municipality that these activities should be inclusive without excluding any different groups such as age, gender, nationality, disability, class, social status, etc. Special efforts are made for the more active participation of women, children and the elderly from all social strata in social life; The participation of these groups is encouraged in workshops, concerts, sports activities, festivals and excursions.It provides convenience for those who have difficulty in accessing services. Beyond producing inclusive policies, it is another principle of Kad?köy Municipality to develop participatory approaches in the decision-making processes of these policies. During the 5-year Strategic Plan preparation process, neighborhood-based discussions were carried out and planning was made by taking into account the ideas of every segment living, working or socializing in Kad?köy.In this process, the website called Tell Kad?köy was activated and the monitoring/evaluation process of the planned activities became possible.Apart from this, periodic meetings in Talking Kad?köy are held to bring together the municipality administration and the residents of the neighborhood.

Kinik Belediyesi

The name of the town comes from the K?n?k tribe, one of the 24 Oghuz tribes. The first settlement dates back to two centuries ago. After the people were given the right to own private property during the reign of Sultan Mahmut II, some of the villagers migrated from Mudasun (Gökdere) village of Koyulhisar, some from Hubyar Village and others from Be?dün Village of Sivas. In a book prepared by the District Governor of Almus about the settlements of the district, it is stated that K?n?k Town was founded in the 1700s. K?n?k town is in the east of Tokat province, 45 km from Tokat. It is located in the south of the town of Almus and 11 km. away. There are Kap?c? and Karadere villages in the east, Cevreli (Muhat) town in the west, Almus dam in the north, and Çal Mountain with the hight of 1900 meters, which is connected to the Dumanl? mountain range in the South. The town was established on the northern skirts of the Çal? Mountain. K?n?k Town consists of 5 neighborhoods. K?n?k Municipality adopts common universal morals such as democracy, pluralism, rule of law, human rights and freedoms, equality of men and women, justice and respect for differences. The idea of "full solidarity" expressed by the founders of European idealism can be achieved by the "Pan-European" approach in every sense and thorough spreading the sense of unity to all dimensions of the European continent. Democracy, freedom, respect for human rights and human dignity, solidarity, equality opportunity, gender equality and social justice are our common values and we must protect these them.

Konak Municipality

Izmir is the third biggest province of Turkey, with a population of 4.367.251. Located at the geographical centre of Izmir, Konak is also the economic, cultural and historical centre of the city. The district has an area of 24 square kilometres. According to the latest official data, 351.572 people live in the 112 neighbourhoods of Konak. However, due to its status as the transportation, business and entertainment hub, it is estimated that Konak hosts 1.5 million people every day. Konak Municipality was established as the “Central District Municipality” with “Metropolitan Municipalities Law” numbered 3030, published in Resmi Gazete (Official Gazette) on 9 July 1984. The name of Izmir Central District Municipality was changed to “Konak Municipality” on 4 July 1987. On 22 July 1988, Konak Municipality completed its organisation and became operational. Konak Municipality serves its citizens with its 31 directorates and over 2000 personnel working in various fields such as public works, women, children, sports and culture. Currently, Konak Municipality has 15 community centres: 1 centre for senior citizens, 10 sports centres and 4 culture centres.

Municipality of Buca (Buca Belediyesi)

The town of Buca, located 9 kilometres southeast of ?zmir, lies on the southern foothills of the Nif Mountain. What makes cities are their identities shaped by the values they have. The Buca district, where the history of Izmir is the most intense, has a unique identity and bears witness to the civilisation that dates back to the 130s BC. Buca is the most populated district of Izmir with a population of 507,773 in 2020. The population of Buca consists of 49.82% men and 50.18% women and 2,988 inhabitants are foreign nationals. If we consider the distribution of the population of Buca by age group, there are 98,747 people aged 0-14, 156,544 people aged 15-34, 207,188 people aged 35-64, 45,294 people aged 65 and over. The society, consisting of Greek, British, French, Dutch, Italian and other families who came to Izmir and settled there in the past, has contributed significantly to the development and enrichment of Buca. Thus, Buca, which has been home to countless cultures and civilisations until today, is enriched and it is important to ensure the integration of people from different cultures into the life and culture of the city.

Muratpa?a Municipality

Muratpa?a is a district in Antalya, Turkey. The district has a coastline of 20 km (12 mi). Mediterranean Sea is in south of district. Muratpa?a, with an area of 92 square kilometers, has an area of 8 thousand 804 hectares. With 20 kilometers of coastline, Muratpa?a is located in the south of the Mediterranean with Kepez in the north, Konyaalt? in the west and Aksu in the east. According to 2019 the offical data, Muratpa?a has a population of 510 thousand 368. Since the city is the oldest settlement, the history of Muratpa?a is also the history of Antalya. Muratpa?a takes its name from the Karaman Bey, Murat Pa?a, who gave his name to the Muratpa?a Mosque, whose construction date is 1570. According to the legend, King Attalos II of Pergamon who sought a place to build a new city asked his soldiers to find the "paradise on earth". The soldiers sought for the paradise for a long time, then they finally decided that the place where Antalya is located today could be the "paradise on earth". That is why Attalos II built the city there and named it "Attaleia". When the Romans took over the Pergamone Kingdom, Attaleia became an outstanding Roman city which the great Roman Emperor Hadrian visited in 130 AD; an arch was built in his honour which is now worth seeing. Then came the Byzantines, after which the Seljuk Turks took over the city in 1207 and gave it a different name, Adalya, and built the Yivli Minaret. The Ottomans followed the Seljuks and finally within the Turkish Republic it became a Turkish city and an important port. The city, known as 'Antaliye' in Arabic sources and 'Adalya' in Turkish sources, has been named Antalya since the first quarter of the 20th century. Antalya was occupied by Italy on March 28, 1919, after the First World War. The occupation ended on July 5, 1921. After the proclamation of the Republic on October 29, 1923, Antalya, which was the sanjak in the Ottoman period, became the province. "Undoubtedly Antalya is the most beautiful place in the world" This statement of the Great Leader Gazi Mustafa Kemal Atatürk during his visit to the city on March 8, 1930, is the most beautiful expression describing Antalya.

T.R. Municipality of Cigli

Located at the north of Izmir, Çigli is one of the biggest ditricts of Izmir with a 133,55 kilometer square area. Surrounded by Menemen from the north, the Gulf of Izmir from the south and the west and Karsiyaka from the east, Çigli is 27 kilometers from the Izmir city center, 18 kilometers from Menemen and 7 kilometers from Karsiyaka. The most important locations of the city are Izmir Bird Paradise, Izmir Wildlife Park and Atatürk Organized Industrial Zone, Çamalti Salt Marsh and Çigli Air Base.

TC Beykoz Belediye Baskanligi (TC Beykoz municipality)

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.

Union of Central Anatolian Municipalities Statutes

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.