Ayvalık Mayor Rahmi Gençer: “We Will Continue to Commemorate Nazım Hikmet with Love and Devotion”
POET NAZIM HİKMET COMMEMORATED
Poet Nazım Hikmet Ran was commemorated in Ayvalık Art Factory at the 55th anniversary of his death on Sunday 3rd June. Nazım Hikmet was an internationally renowned poet beyond his time. The event included the vocalization of Nazım’s and other poets’ poems and chorus’ songs.
Along with a huge audience of citizens, Ayvalık Mayor Rahmi Gençer, TÜRSAB, CHP, ÇYDD and ADD representatives were present at the commemoration. Mayor Gençer mentioned the efforts of Ümit Özgültekin, Gönül Tuna, Gönül Chorus and all the participants for their contribution.
Konyaaltı Municipality opened up a new park in Hurma neighbourhood on 289-293 street after an intense work of 3 months.
The new park lies on a ground area of 4000 sqm including children play area, fitness, seating areas, picnic tables and pergolas. All projects of Konyaaltı Municipality of Antalya are disabled friendly. As the Hurma park features disabled walking tracks and ramps for the convenience of the disabled and elderly citizens.
The modern park changed the outlook of the neighborhood for the better.
Ataşehir Municipality Women and Family Services Directorate started to raise awareness on gender equality.
The primary training of the campaign was organized for the municipal team by Specialist Psychologist Gül Mutlu at the municipal conference hall.
Gül Mutlu said that gender quality has effects on multiple aspects of the society, from economy to social life. The equality can only be fully assured by the contribution of all layers of the society. The women and men must be in equal conditions in decision-making, reaching and using the services, the resources and opportunities.
Psychologist Mutlu added that gender quality in the society is a basic human right.
Muratpaşa Municipality founded a toy library in a school in Muratpaşa with the support of Adalya Foundation, Turkish Riders Chopper Club and AG Wood Design.
Ramazan - Hatice Savaş Vocational Training School for the Disabled was founded for providing vocational training for the disabled individuals. The school has a capacity of 170 students, who can benefit from the workshops, technology, painting and music classes. Thanks to the sponsors, the vocational school has a toy library of 100 toys, which will function like a book library.
The cyclers were present at the opening ceremony with their chopper outfit, along with Muratpaşa Deputy Mayor Hasan Kaçmaz and Adalya Foundation representatives Bilal Köleoğlu, Hıdır Yüksel and Cem Kotan.
Mr. Köleoğlu, Deputy Chairman of Adalya Foundation said they will ensure a rise in the number of toys in the library by donations.
Mysia Photography Museum founded by Nilüfer Municipality as the only photography museum in Bursa and the third in Turkey has been granted an award at the “Museum Encouragement Competition” by Historical Cities Unity.
Mysia Photography Museum was erected in the Gümüştepe (Misi) neighborhood of Bursa with the aim of introducing the historical background of photography, expert photographers, Bursa’s heritage and old Bursa archive by visual and sound interpretations to the next generations. The museum has been awarded with the Encouragement Prize under archive and collection museums category among 39 museums at the competition.
BOZBEY: THE MUSEUM ADDED VALUE TO THE CITY
Nilüfer Mayor Mustafa Bozbey said that the Mysia Photography Museum has been a center of attention since the day it has been opened.
Mayor Bozbey said that the museum has been a new jewel to the crown of Misi. He announced that among the awarded photography museum, there is also a literature museum and art workshop in Misi, which would be known with its art characteristics in the future.
1st International Kaplanlar Cooling Cartoon Competition on Environment and Climate Change has been organized with the award-winning artists were presented their prizes in Nazım Hikmet Culture House of Nilüfer Municipality.
Nilüfer Municipality, Anadolu Cartoonists’ Association and Kaplanlar Cooling collaborated in order to organize a cartoon competition to raise awareness on environmental issues. 1400 works from 31 countries were submitted to the competition.
After a careful evaluation, the Jury selected the work of Ba Biling from China as the winner, Murat Sarı from Turkey ranked the 2nd and Musa Gümüş ranked the 3rd. The honourable mentions went to Jovco Savov (Bulgaria), Ali Reza Moghaddam (İran) and Tomasz Wolosyzynise (Germany). The ÇYDD Special Prize were presented to Darusi Mehrdelan from Iran and the AKAD Special Prize to Muammer Kotbaş (Turkey).
The selected works started to be presented in an exhibition at Nilüfer Municipality Nazım Hikmet Culture House Underground Gallery. The exhibition can be visited between May 15- June 15 2018.
Efeler Municipality restored the neglected Imamköy area to a 6 acres recreational area of natural beauty. The area has been ornamented with seasonal greenery and has a natural water resource inside.
Efeler Mayor M.Mesut Özakcan said the area, which was rich for thermal waters, was used as a thermal bath in the past and there were historical ornaments dating back to Byzantium and Roman ages in the surrounding neighborhood. Mayor Özakcan added “The municipality have made the analysis on the thermal waters still running. It may be possible to use it for health purposes. This area was neglected for a long time and used almost like a dump site. We reinvigorated the natural beauty of this ancient domain for the comfort of our citizens. Everybody in Aydın would enjoy visiting the new recreational area in Imamköy.”
TAP Derneği’nin her yıl düzenlediği okullar arası atık pil toplama yarışmasında sona gelinirken Tekirdağ Süleymanpaşa Belediyesi ilçe sınırlarından tüm okullardan toplanan pilleri teslim aldı.
The annual ‘Waste battery collection competition’ between schools organized by TAP Foundation nears to its end. Tekirdağ Süleymanpaşa Municipality delivered the waste batteries collected in the schools.
Süleymanpaşa Municipality visited every school during the 2017-18 period to provide the informative leaflets and waste battery storage bins. The students at every school tried to pick the highest amount of waste batteries until the competition deadline in May. The municipal teams acquired every waste battery bin. Upon the calculation, it was clear that a total of 1796 kg of waste batteries were collected in Süleymanpaşa district. Tekirdağ Fatih Anatolian High-school became the winner of the competition with the highest amount of waste batteries.
The schools ranking in the competition will deliver their prizes on June 5th World Environment Day.
The alternative training model for teaching traffic safety was established by Muratpaşa municipality. A traffic training was provided at the Traffic Park on 05-11 May to the students from Antalya’s districts.
Traffic Park is a miniature demo park with traffic lights and pedestrian crossings, where the children can experience traffic conditions with battery cars. Before hitting the road on the demo site, the students from Dereköy Highschool, Kızılcadağ and Hacıaliler Primary Schools attended the driving training given by a police officer. The students then drove the battery cars on the traffic park. The participants of the training received their certificates.
The 13th International Labourers’ Movies Festival will be organized between May 08-13 2018 in Bursa with the initiation of Nilüfer Municipality and Nilüfer City Council. At this year’s festival, 65 movies from 19 countries will be displayed to the public.
Nilüfer International Labourers’ Movies Festival has the purpose of reflecting the struggles of the working class from all over the world and encourage the production of such movies in Turkey. The 2018 festival started in Nilüfer Nazım Hikmet Culture House with the opening cocktail and the screening of the movie “The Spare Slaves” (Schiavi di riserva). The director of the movie Mr. Michelangelo Severgnini was also present at the opening ceremony.
“THE RESISTANCE OF THE WORKERS CAN BE VIEWED AT THIS FESTIVAL”
Nilüfer Mayor Mustafa Bozbey said that The International Labourers’ Movies Festival is a means to make the voices of the workers, labourers and students to be heard. Mayor Bozbey stated: “It is important that these movies are about the historical challenges those had to be met by the working class. Art is one of the most important tools in terms of raising awareness on people, increasing development and encouraging people to produce. This festival is also significant for us because it reflects our view of democracy and human rights.“
65 MOVIES FROM 19 COUNTRIES
The 13th International Labourers’ Movies Festival will be made between May 8-13, 2018. A total of 65 movies, 47 from Turkey and 18 from abroad will be screened at the following venues: Karaman Campus of Associations, Konak Cultural Center, Nâzım Hikmet Cultural Center, Nilüfer City Council, Nilüfer City Council Children Assembly, Bursa Union of Academic Chambers, Bursa Halkevi, Doğader, Sanat Mahal, KESK Screening Hall, Mudanya Uğur Mumcu Cultural Center, Contemporary Journalists Association Club.
Konyaaltı Municipality working on projects supporting rural development, now will pursue a project for reducing the pesticide costs of the tomato farmers by 80%.
The producer farming on 350 acres land on Doyran Plateau spend approximately 525.000 TLs (100.000 Euros) annually fighting against disease and pests. More than a half of this amount, around 280.000 TLs goes for fighting against Tuta Absoluta pest as stated by the reports of Konyaaltı District Directorate of Food, Agriculture and Husbandry. As the primary step of the project, Konyaaltı Municipality organized trainings for 112 farmers in Doyran neighborhood with the support of the Directorate. The fight against Tuta Absoluta covers biotechnical methods.
Konyaaltı Deputy Mayor Gürbüz said that the municipality realized many projects for supporting rural development and their latest project would be producing Çandır beans. These new beans variety grown locally, was planned to be introduced to the farmers nationally.
In the scope of the cultural projects of Manavgat Mayor Şükrü Sözen, the construction of city museum of Manavgat has been mostly finalized. The next step would be the implementation of the interior design and the gathering of the pieces in the museum collections, which will be selected by the museum science committee.
Manavgat City Museum lies on a 1200 sqm plot located under the Rauf Denktaş pedestrian bridge connecting Eski Hisar and Örnek neighborhoods.
SCIENCE COMMITTEE STARTED RESEARCHING
Manavgat City Museum Science Committee consists of these members: Fauna; (Mediterrannean University) Prof. Dr. Ali Erdoğan, Prof. Dr. Mehmet Öz and Asst. Professor Mustafa Yavuz. Flora; (Mediterrannean University) Dr. Candan Aykut. Historical Wall; (Anatolian University) Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Alanyalı ve Prof. Dr. Feriştah Alanyalı. Nomad culture (Mediterrannean University) Dr. Fatih Uslu. Ottoman era; ( Süleyman Demirel University) Prof. Dr. Bahset Karaca. Photos; Tevfik Köymen and Teberik Kölgeli.
Manavgat Mayor Şükrü Sözen said the museum will the symbol of Manavgat. The foreign and local tourists will be able to get extended information about the history of the district thanks to this museum.