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Future of Cities in Turkey „Türkischer Städtetag“

Interview with Recep Sahin, General Secretary of the Union of Turkish Municipalities     Future Lab: What are the main goals of the Union of Turkish Municipalities at the moment? Recep Sahin: Our main goals is to support municipalities. Especially three domains are important: First: Capacity strengthening by trainings, participation to fairs, congresses etc. We work with mayors, council members and all municipal officials. Second: Defining the problematic areas of municipalities and political lobbying to solve these problems. We have to increase the revenues and boost the financial development of the municipalities. The main preoccupations are urban transformation, public transportation, waste management, water and wastewater issues, i.e; leakages in drinking water network, difficulties in expropriation activities and so on. Third: Take part in the legislation processes concerning municipalities. Future Lab: What are the most dynamic cities in Turkey at the moment, and what are the challenges there? Recep Sahin: In 2014, a law has enlarged the responsibilities of bigger municipalities (in 30 out of 81 provinces). They are now also in charge of many domains, …