Izmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer attended the opening of the Social Market, which was established with the support of Gaziemir Municipality and volunteers and benefactors. Referring to the importance of solidarity in his speech at the ceremony, Soyer said, "If there is no solidarity, the destruction of disasters is much greater."
The Social Market, which was established under the leadership of Gaziemir Municipality, with the contributions of the Aegean Free Zone (ESBAŞ) Executive Board, the Volunteer Women's Association, donors and businesses in the district in order to support citizens who are experiencing economic difficulties, was opened with a ceremony. İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer and his wife Neptün Soyer, Gaziemir Mayor Halil Arda and his wife Gaziemir Volunteer Women's Association President Deniz Arda, CHP İzmir Deputy Kani Beko, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Dr. Buğra Gökçe, Karşıyaka Mayor Cemil Tugay and his wife Öznur Tugay, Beydağ Mayor Feridun Yılmazlar and his wife Filiz Yılmazlar, Necibe Duran, wife of Tire Mayor Salih Atakan Duran, Aslı Kayalar, wife of Menderes Mayor Mustafa Kayalar, wife of Seferihisar Mayor İsmail Adult Fatma Adult, DİSK Aegean Regional Representative Memiş Sarı, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Ertuğrul Tugay, İZSU General Manager Aysel Özkan and guests attended.
"We are happy to extend our hand"
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Social Market established in Atıfbey Mahallesi, ESBAŞ CEO and Executive Board Chairman Faruk Güler said that Gaziemir Municipality has completed an important service that will add value to the district and touch the lives of citizens. Güler stated that they opened an exemplary facility in terms of social solidarity when they passed a great test in terms of social solidarity. Pointing out that the society helped each other much more especially when the coronavirus epidemic started, Faruk Güler said, “I would like to express that we are proud to contribute to the realization of such a project as ESBAŞ. As members of a society that has the motto 'It is not ours to sleep when its neighbor is hungry', we are always happy to extend our hands to our people who need help, as in the past, ”he said.
"This project was one of my biggest goals"
Gaziemir Mayor Halil Arda started his speech by stating that he was very excited, proud and happy. Noting that Social Market is a dream project, Halil Arda said that he saw similar examples in his travels abroad before he was the mayor and realized that this was not in Gaziemir. Arda said, “Implementing this project was one of my biggest goals. The process took a little longer. The period we went through with the pandemic process showed how important this project is and that it is a grounded project. Many projects such as Social Market were tried to be implemented in the country. This is a different project. For the first time, it is a project that has no price on the products, has scoring and will benefit those who need it by buying one for each product. This pandemic process we lived through showed how strong the people of Izmir were in the spirit of solidarity and solidarity. I thank our Tunç President. I thank Neptune lady. Under their leadership, the people of Izmir displayed a great example of solidarity in all districts during this pandemic ”.
"If there is no solidarity, the damage of disasters becomes much greater"
Speaking at the ceremony, İzmir Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer drew attention to the importance of solidarity. Soyer said, “When we are asked 'What is your biggest project?' We always find it difficult to answer it. I wonder if we say that subway? I wonder if we say that bridge? But can there be a bigger project than goodness and solidarity ”. Thanking those who contributed to the project, Tunç Soyer said: “I am sure that many of our brothers and sisters put their hands in their pockets and somehow experience the excitement and excitement of doing something by supporting and contributing. There really isn't anything bigger, more valuable than that. The pandemic process has shown us all that we have to cooperate. We have to be hand in hand with each other. Otherwise, the damages of such disasters will be much greater. Therefore, I would like to thank the Mayor of Gaziemir, who kept this solidarity alive and put it into practice in such a concrete and beautiful way, and everyone who supported him. "
"May goodness win"
Stating that he was very excited in his speech, President Soyer said, “I am very excited because I know that the only thing that reminds us that we are human beings and that makes it possible for us to claim the ancient culture left by our ancestors in this land and pass it on to future generations is to remain in solidarity. May goodness win ”he said.
Providing information about the work to be done in Gaziemir at the ceremony, Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer announced that they have started the ground studies for Gaziemir-Karabağlar Metro. Reminding that the route will be determined at the end of these works, Mayor Soyer said that this will be announced to Gaziemirs in a meeting with a wide participation in a few months.
After the speeches, President Soyer gave a plaque of appreciation to Deniz Arda, the President of Gaziemir Volunteer Women's Association, for his contribution to the Social Market. The market was put into service with ribbon cutting.
There is no money in this market
In addition to dry food, cleaning products and clothing, there are also some basic necessities in the Social Market. The families determined by Gaziemir Municipality Social Assistance Affairs Directorate will be able to shop at the market thanks to the cards they will receive. Anyone can provide support or donate to the market where money is not used.