Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer attended to the 22nd Meeting of Working with Turkey Group organized in Brussels by the European Committee of the Regions. Mr. Soyer, who met with high level officers of the European Union in Brussels.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer took over his office about one and half month ago and, so far, he has received diplomats from 15 countries located all around the 5 continents.
82 teams and 800 participants from 40 countries came to Izmir for the FIRST LEGO League Open International Turkey, the INTO ORBIT – Space Adventure themed event organized on May 22 – 25, and this four-day event created both exciting and entertaining moments.
In this meeting, local governors who took office in the member cities after the Local Elections of March 31 were informed about the Cittaslow organization. It is decided that the Mayor Tunç Soyer shall act as the Cittaslow Coordinator for one more year.
In the Historical Coal Gas Factory, Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer met with the committee from Thessaloniki visiting Turkey for start of rounds and the sector representatives. At the end of this two-hour summit, the parties agreed that all sectors must cooperate to launch this project.
Ecology Izmir, the only fair focusing on the certified organic products representing Turkey in the national and international platforms, opened its doors for the tenth event.
Tunç Soyer, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, received the Ambassador Christian Berger, the Head of EU Delegation to Turkey, who is in Izmir for the “Europa Day”. The Mayor Tunç Soyer hopes that the new era in Izmir will also be a new beginning for the relations with the EU.
Wheelchair Basketball Team of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality completed European League-3 finals in the third place
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer attended to the opening ceremony of Eurasia Rail – International Rolling Stock, light rail systems, Infrastructure and Logistics Exhibition, the only industry exhibition in Europe and Asia and the world’s 3rd largest exhibition.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer took the first step for establishing the United Mediterranean concept, one of the first-hundred day goals announced by the Mayor Soyer before the March 31 elections.
The judoists of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality won two gold medals from the two great tournaments organized in Russia and Albania.
The new Mayor of Izmir received his certificate of election from the Provincial Electoral Board and then joined Mr. Aziz Kocaoğlu for the handover ceremony.
Commander Vincent Mangan, the Captain of “Capricorne”, the French Naval Forces’ mine hunter coastal harbored in Izmir Port, and Staff Colonel Valery Sens, the French Defense Attaché before the Embassy in Turkey and the delegation accompanying them visited Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality has prepared an “action plan” to fight the changing climate conditions. The plan discusses the optimist and pessimist climate scenarios for the periods between 2050 and 2100.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has completed the “Green Revision: A Framework for the Resilient Cities” Project that is launched for making the city more resilient against the changing climate conditions and determining its green future with a 150 thousand Euro grant from the EU.
Liu Zengxian, the Consul-General of the People’s Republic of China in Izmir, paid a farewell visit to Izmir Metropolitan Municipality because the consulate-general is closed temporarily and his term of office in Izmir has ended.
The ten-time Grammy award winner Cuban artist Arturo Sandoval debuted at the Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center. “I am very happy to be in Izmir. The hall is amazing, the audience is amazing” said the artist who performed a spectacular show for the jazz lovers.
The ice skaters of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality won a prize from the Figure Skating Championship organized in Sofia.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality hosted the Pilot City Izmir Final Conference and Horizon Workshop which was the last event of “Pilot Cities” summit that designs projects launched in several European cities for sustainably speeding up the local cultural development process.
Seyit Mehmet Özkan, the President of Altınordu Sports Club, and the club’s management visited Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu and invited him as the “Guest of Honor” of the International U12 Izmir Cup to start on April 5.
The General Directorate of IZSU, which is the water and sewerage administration of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, has completed the joint work started with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Sendai Municipality for...
Sister-Brother Project, which is one of the most important social responsibility projects launched by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, will be implemented in Africa.
Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu and Nicosia Mayor Mehmet Harmancı cosigned the “Sister City Protocol” between the two cities. “We will add jasmines of Nicosia to the flowers growing in the mountains of Izmir,” said the visiting Mayor.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality’s Figure Skating Team has not returned empty handed from the “Skate Helana Cup” Figure Skating Championship organized in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia.
Dr. Luigi Lanuzzi, who has been the Italian Consul in Izmir for 4 years, is now appointed to Poland. Dr. Lanuzzi paid a farewell visit to Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Aziz Kocaoğlu before departing to take over his new office at the Warsaw Embassy.