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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 [......]


Kar??yaka is a district of ?zmir Province in Turkey. It is part of the Greater Metropolitan Area of ?zmir, the second largest after Konak in terms of population, and is almost entirely urbanised at a rate of 99.9 per cent, with corresponding high levels of development in terms of lifestyle and services. Kar??yaka extends for twelve kilometres along the northern and eastern coastline of the tip of the Gulf of ?zmir. Kar??yaka's overall level of education is recognised as being of the highest in Turkey Kar??yaka also boasts an advanced urban culture of its own, centred on the cherished Kar??yaka SK football team.

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"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.

Kadikoy Municipality

Kad?köy 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. Kad?köy is also the name of the most prominent neighbourhood of the district, a residential and commercial area that, with its numerous bars, cinemas and bookshops, is the cultural centre of the Anatolian side of Istanbul.


The total population of Lüleburgaz is based on the exact population determination results of 2018 (147,325). This (115.000) is in the district center and (31.660) is in the towns and villages. This population (51%) is females (49%). The population growth rate is well above the country average and the increase is mainly due to intensive migration from other regions and from the villages.

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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 [......]

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 [......]

Union of Provinces (UP)

Union of Provinces (UP) 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 Union. Chaired by the Deputy Minister of Interior, UP enjoys a widely established network thorough Turkey. UP has established a “Continuous Training Centre-V?BEM” within the organisation targeting to deliver continuous training programmes necessary for elected politicians (provincial councilors around 1.250) and appointed SPA staff members. UP's main tasks are to ·         provide guidance to SPAs, ·         lobby for the interests of SPAs ·         help SPAs in EU accession process, ·         promote exchange of best practises and know-how among SPAs ·         provide comments for prepared legislation affecting local authorities ·         organize trainings, conferences, study visits for politicians (provincial councilors) and SPA staff, ·         establish relationships with local government unions and international organisations abroad on local government issues.