Presidential Local Government Policy Committee under the auspices of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Turkey cooperation and Turkey Union of Municipalities (TBB) Year European Mobility Week is hosted 2019 Campaign Launch Meeting 21 August was held in BAT Building.
In the opening session of the program, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Christian Berger, the President's Local Government Policy Chairman Sukru Karatepe, BAT and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Fatma Sahin took part in the conversation.
Yaşam We must live together and walk together in the face of difficulties ”
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who started his speech by thanking the President of the Union Fatma Şahin and all the stakeholders who supported the event, stated that local authorities have important duties in promoting mobility. Çavuşoğlu stated that the most important duty of local governments is to increase the quality of life of the citizens living in their own cities and pointed out that the slogan el Let's Walk Together içer has different meanings for them and said, “We always say to the European Union; Let's walk together in the EU process. Let's overcome the political and technical barriers together..
Çavuşoğlu stated that issues such as transportation, environment, climate change and energy efficiency will be on the agenda through Mobility Week and underlined that they will support activities that will promote mobility throughout the country. In his speech, Çavuşoğlu also touched upon the problem of racism and anti-immigration which became a global problem and said, imiz We all complain about intolerance, racism and hostile immigration. There is a shift in political parties. Populism has captured politicians. Local governments will be very effective in reversing this discrimination. ” Cavusoglu pointed out that the EU failed in its integration efforts and concluded his speech with the words: yaşam We should live together and walk together in the face of difficulties ”.
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Reminding that Turkey made important investments in sports in recent years 17 Youth and Sports Minister Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu, sport, brotherhood, peace and love, as well as being the universal language of health is a very important tool emphasizing that “We have to spread the sport. We should encourage walking and make sports easier. As the Ministry, we carry out important activities with our local authorities. We have more work to do at the point of spreading the sport. Tab
Providing information about sports facilities made by the Ministry Kasapoğlu, municipalities advised to use these facilities efficiently. Noting that they support projects that encourage young people and women in particular, Kasapoğlu said, “Women are the foundation of the family. We need to develop a women-oriented sports strategy. ” Stating that sports should be transformed into a way of life, Kasapoğlu said that the climate of each region is suitable for different sports branches. “Water sports in Tokat, handball in Kastamonu, athletics in Mersin, water and wind sports in Van should come to the fore. We should direct the people of the region to the sports that fit the conditions of that region. We need to highlight many branches. Sports doesn't just mean football.. Underlining that the largest business partners are municipalities, Kasapoglu added that he expects the contribution of municipalities related to sports tourism.
We need a change of mindset
Stating that cities should be made suitable for the movement, Karatepe gave anecdotes about his childhood and youth years and gave details from the culture of using bicycles in Kayseri. Stating that the use of bicycles decreased due to the widespread use of the car and technological developments, Karatepe said that a change in mentality was needed and said, lar Those who cannot buy bicycles in those days are buying cars today. If technology prevented cycling alone, Europeans should never have cycled. We have a desire to modernize. We want to get rid of the peasantry, look rich and live luxury. We abandoned the old things. Riding a bicycle in Kayseri is now a sign of poverty. ” Karatepe, who underlined the important duties of the Mayors and made various recommendations, said, imiz Our cities are not suitable for cycling. The streets are unsafe and not suitable for cycling. Your responsibility is to make our cities humanly livable and moveable. ”
“Smart city starts with smart transportation”
Stating that development and democracy started locally, TBB and Gaziantep Metropolitan Mayor Fatma Şahin said,, We have much to say from local to universal and from tradition to future. The world needs a social, environmental and human-centered development model. We must create a holistic view to ensure peace, peace and social justice in the world. ” Pointing out that transportation is the biggest problem in metropolitan cities, Şahin said, hepimiz It is our duty to protect the environment, people and nature. For the future of the world, we need to address these issues. That's why we're here. We don't have to worry about mobilizing alone. As TBB, we have the power to work together from any party. There is strength coming from the unity. Çağr
Sahin pointed out that a mental transformation of 80 million citizens should be ensured for a vibrant life, giving examples of bicycle paths in Europe, and that the bicycle is the first condition of an environmentally friendly transportation and that the smart city started with smart transportation.
Hareket Mobility needs to be regulated to improve the quality of life ”
European Mobility Week expressing his appreciation of the activities increasingly becoming a global Christian Berger Head of EU Delegation to Turkey, specifies that there should be a mass organization of sustainable mobility. With each passing year increased attention from Turkey's accession Berger, thousand 2 500 the world last year, Turkey has announced that it is participating in the event from the city 26. Berger stated that they expect this number to increase. “Municipalities and local governments are the locomotives of change. We're wasting time in traffic. Air and noise pollution is another problem as well. We often fall into the driving routine everywhere. However, it is easier not to travel by car in the city centers. Mobility needs to be regulated to improve the quality of life. ”
Following the completion of the protocol speeches, presentations were made on the European Mobility Week and European Union initiatives on European Urban Mobility were introduced. Within the scope of the program, while evaluating zero waste and smart city applications, problems and solution proposals related to increasing municipal revenues were also discussed.