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August

​Brainstorming on Izmir with Foreign Delegation

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Mr. Tunç Soyer, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, organized a meeting with the ambassadors, consuls general, consuls and honorary consuls in Izmir in line with the goal of planning the future of Izmir with the people of this city. In this significant meeting, the participants discussed the five-year plan to be implemented for making Izmir a touristic center of attraction and branding Izmir on abroad.

Representatives and retired ambassadors of 37 countries attended to the meeting held in the Historical Coal Gas Factory. Dr. Buğra Gökçe, the General Secretary of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, as well as advisors and EU & Foreign Affairs Commission of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality were present in this meeting.

Mr. Tunç Soyer, the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, noted that his excitement compares to Expo 2015 and added: “Our primary goal is to free Izmir from its position as a city living within its shell. For this purpose, we have two ongoing plans; becoming an essential stop of the route accessed by the western world through the Mediterranean Basin and route accessed through the Silk Road.”
 
Some of the suggestions presented by the participants
Şakir Fakılı – Retired Ambassador
Mediterranean Opera Festival might be organized in the opera house under construction.
 
Fatih Çakmakoğlu – Honorary Consul of Kingdom of Morocco
I want to walk from Kordon to Kadifekale. I want to see a great museum on the way. These might be more attractive only with walking tracks.
 
Who attended to this event?
Retired Ambassadors, Consul General of Federal Republic of Germany, Consul of Italy, Vice Consul of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Commercial Attaché of the People’s Republic of China Embassy in Ankara, Commercial Director of UK Consulate, Izmir Representative of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Honorary Consuls General of Bangladesh, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Macedonia, Malaysia; Honorary Consuls of United States of America, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of Morocco, Philippines, Finland, France, Gambia, Croatia, Ireland, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland, Republic of Colombia, Luxemburg, Kingdom of Norway, Pakistan, Republic of Senegal, Republic of Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Chile as well as EU and Foreign Affairs Commission of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality.     
 
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