The Aegean province of Izmir in Turkey is expected to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2023 with the old city taking place in the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. The work has started to resuscitate and protect the historic fabric in the old city.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality was among the top five finalists with the “Peninsula Izmir” destination in 2019 in the European Destinations of Excellence Project (EDEN) with the theme of “Health and Well-being”.
Under the coordination of Izmir Foundation, the digital destination inventory of the city was prepared with the partnership of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality and Izmir Development Agency.
The second signatures between IZSU General Directorate and the French Development Agency were put for a 500 Thousand Euro grant contract.
Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunc Soyer attended the International Cittaslow Association Coordination Committee meeting.
Tunc Soyer, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, talked at the online meeting of Turkey Working Group of European Regions Committee, which he is also a member of, about Izmir’s experience of struggling against the crisis.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality will be hosting the Cultural Summit 2021, organized by the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) in order to ensure that the culture is sustainable, in İzmir.
Within the scope of the project to include Gediz Delta in the UNESCO World Heritage list, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality has started to work on transforming the Mavişehir coast, outside the protected area where birds can be observed, into a Flamingo Nature Park.
Aiming to re-mobilize the fair organization, which is among the sectors most affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, İZFAŞ opened two large fairs, which were postponed, by establishing its digital infrastructure, online at gurmeizmir.izfas.com.tr.
İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer reminded that December 10 is the 72nd anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations (UN).
Tunç Soyer, Metropolitan Mayor of İzmir, spoke at the meeting on “Covid-19: Local and Regional Authorities in the Front” organized by the European Council’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer attended the Conference of “Barcelona +25: Mayors of Cities in the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership”.
During the video conference organized by Dubai American University and the academic research organization AMPS, the solidarity campaign carried out through the People's Grocery that came to the fore during the pandemic period was discussed.
Mr. Yoshio Iwamura, Chairman of Kobe International Sustaining Organization, paid a get-well visit to Izmir Mayor Tunç Soyer following the earthquake of 30 October.
Izmir Mayor Tunç Soyer participated in Barcelona +25 Cities in Europe – Mediterranean Partnership chat.
During the online chat Mayor Tunç Soyer pointed out to unifying, not separator, feature of Mediterranean and said that cultures created permanent bonds.
Despoina Balzika who was appointed Greek Consul General to Izmir visited Izmir Mayor Tunç Soyer.
Izmir Mayor Tunç Soyer participated to the panel organized by Global Parliament of Mayors under the title " Rethinking the City: How Mayors respond to the needs of a post-COVID City?" as a speaker.
Dimensions of solidarity following Izmir earthquake crossed borders.
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Ankara donated aid materials amounting to US$ 20 thousand to contribute to Izmir solidarity after the earthquake occurred on October 30.
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality placed the earthquake victims in its 281 flats after the 6,9-magnitude earthquake in the Aegean Sea. The municipality allocated 380 rooms of an unutilized 5-star hotel to the earthquake victims.
The Ambassador of the Republic of Kosova to Ankara, Ilir Dugolli visited the Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality, Tunç Soyer, in his office. During the meeting, the idea of becoming sister cities of a city of Kosovo and Izmir was brought to the agenda.
After the Ambassador of the Republic of Belarus to Ankara, Viktor Rybak, the Consul General to Istanbul, Aleksei Shved also visited the Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, Tunç Soyer.
The application of Izmir for hosting 2026 International Horticulture EXPO has been approved. EXPO area which will be established in Pinarbasi will host its fair visitors for six months, then it will be brought to Izmir as a living city park.
İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer inaugurated the Peynircioğlu Stream Ecological Corridor in Mavişehir, which was completed by pursuing nature-based solutions. Flood control was provided in the stream and a new green area was created around the stream with environmentally friendly pra
In addition to 80 million euro financial support for Üçyol-Buca metro, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development also donated 300 thousand Euros for İzmir green plans.