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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.

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.

Kinik Belediyesi

The name of the town comes from the Kınık 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 Beğdün Village of Sivas. In a book prepared by the District Governor of Almus about the settlements of the district, it is stated that Kınık Town was founded in the 1700s. Kınık 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 Kapıcı 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 Dumanlı mountain range in the South. The town was established on the northern skirts of the Çalı Mountain. Kınık Town consists of 5 neighborhoods. Kınık 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.

Municipality of Buca (Buca Belediyesi)

The town of Buca, located 9 kilometres southeast of İzmir, 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.

Muratpaşa Municipality

Muratpaşa is a district in Antalya, Turkey. The district has a coastline of 20 km (12 mi). Mediterranean Sea is in south of district. Muratpaşa, with an area of 92 square kilometers, has an area of 8 thousand 804 hectares. With 20 kilometers of coastline, Muratpaşa is located in the south of the Mediterranean with Kepez in the north, Konyaaltı in the west and Aksu in the east. According to 2019 the offical data, Muratpaşa has a population of 510 thousand 368. Since the city is the oldest settlement, the history of Muratpaşa is also the history of Antalya. Muratpaşa takes its name from the Karaman Bey, Murat Paşa, who gave his name to the Muratpaşa 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.

TC Beykoz Belediye Başkanlığı (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.