Ramadan Program in 18 Districts in 15 Days from the Metropolitan

Making visits to 18 of its 20 districts in the first 15 days of Ramadan, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality will visit all districts throughout the month. President Yücel Yılmaz, who makes iftar every evening at a citizen's house in the districts he visits, breaks his fast at the heart's tables.

Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality continues to meet with citizens in the districts throughout the month this year, as it does in every Ramadan Month. Spreading the blessings of the Month of Ramadan to the whole city, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality visited 18 of the 20 districts in the first 15 days and met with the citizens.


The Metropolitan Municipality, which will continue its district visits throughout the month of Ramadan; It reaches from the center of the districts it goes to the countryside, distributes food parcels to the pre-determined needy, visits the homes of the disabled individuals and delivers their electric wheelchairs. The Metropolitan Municipality, which also delivers the iftar meal for 10 thousand people, consisting of meals meticulously prepared by Fırıntaş, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Municipality, to the citizens, makes its presence felt all over the city, under the leadership of Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, and enters the hearts. Walking around the streets of the districts before iftar, President Yücel Yılmaz wishes the shopkeepers fruitful earnings and chats with the citizens he meets on the street. President Yücel Yılmaz, who makes his fast-breaking fast at the homes of the citizens in each district, visits the earthquake victims living in the districts he visits and asks for their memories. President Yücel Yılmaz, who participated in the Tarawih Prayer after the fast-breaking fast, then visited the village coffee houses, drank tea and chatted with the citizens.

Under the leadership of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, the programs organized in a district every day; AK Party Provincial Chairman Ekrem Başaran, AK Party Deputies and district mayors are also participating.

Citizens expressed their satisfaction with the Ramadan visits of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality and conveyed their thanks to Mayor Yücel Yılmaz.

Metropolitan Municipality is with Stray Animals

Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality celebrates April 4th World Stray Animals Day. The Metropolitan Municipality is not only with the street animals on October 4 and April 4, but also cares for animals every day with the tons of food it distributes and the healing hands of compassionate veterinarians.

"World Stray Animals Day" has been celebrated on April 4th every year since 2010 in order to improve the living conditions of stray animals trying to live under difficult conditions all over the world and to raise awareness about the situation they are in. Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality provides all the needs of stray animals with its İvrindi Stray Animals Rehabilitation Center, which is an example for Turkey, Balıkesir Stray Animal Nursing Home in Ovaköy, food machines and feeding points, also they immediately comes to the rescue of stray animals in need of emergency medical attention with VETBUS and VETBULANS.

Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality, which has taken important steps to create a safe city for stray animals, continues to work with a management approach that embraces all living creatures and respects their right to life, under the leadership of Mayor Yücel Yılmaz. Veterinarians affiliated to the Environmental Protection and Control Department continue to provide healing by performing very comprehensive health screenings such as internal and external parasite screening, ultrasound, vaccination of stray animals in rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and districts.

Citizens can report to the Stray Animals Temporary Nursing Home Transport Vehicles which provides 24/7 service for the treatment of injured and in need of care animal friends, Metropolitan Municipality call center; 444 40 10, ALO 153 and Environmental Protection and Control Department.

Metropolitan Municipality Spreads Fruitfulness of Ramadan to the City

Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality is with the citizens in 20 districts during Ramadan this year. Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, who visited the district of Altıeylül with his team, met with the citizens and celebrated the month of Ramadan. Iftar meal (fast-breaking meal) was distributed to 10 thousand people in the district and the fruitfulness of Ramadan was shared.

Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, together with Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality teams, spends every day in a different district and knocks on every door all over the city. He comes together with the citizens everywhere from the center of the districts he visits to the rural neighborhoods and villages, he breaks his fast together with the citizens by making house visits.


In each district visited, food packages are distributed to the predetermined citizens in need, and the needs of the disabled citizens for electric wheelchairs are met. The Metropolitan Municipality also distributes iftar meals to approximately 10 thousand people in the hot food truck it has set up in the district squares.


Under the leadership of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, the last stop of the program, which was organized in a district every day, was Altıeylül District. Within the scope of the program attended by AK Party Provincial Chairman Ekrem Başaran, AK Party Balıkesir Deputy Mustafa Canbey and Altıeylül Mayor Hasan Avcı, hot meals were served to the citizens with the food truck established in Sütlüce Neighbourhood.


Mayor Yücel Yılmaz and his entourage visited the food truck then he broke the fast with the earthquake victim Koç family who came to Balıkesir from Hatay and met with the citizens in Atköy Neighbourhood. While Mayor Yücel Yılmaz and the accompanying delegation visited and listened to the citizens throughout the day, the Metropolitan Municipality teams distributed food packages to the citizens in need.

International Day of Zero Waste Celebrated with Children

Within the scope of the "International Day of Zero Waste " events, the first of which was celebrated on March 30 this year, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality, which sets an example in Turkey with its zero waste projects, came together with the little students and explained the importance of zero waste.

After the "zero waste" proposal submitted by Turkey to the UN General Assembly was accepted last year, it began to be celebrated all over the world on 30 March this year for the first time as "International Day of Zero Waste". Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality, which sets an example for Turkey with its 'Zero Waste' projects, has been making great efforts to overcome the environmental problems encountered at local and global levels in recent years. Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Department of Environmental Protection and Control organized a program at 23 Nisan Primary School to instill the projects it has prepared. Environmental engineers gave information to the students about the use of natural resources, the creation of environmental conditions suitable for human health and zero waste.


Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality, which carries out projects that protect the environment, such as reintroducing the wild storage areas in the city to nature and converting methane gas into energy, provides significant support to the Zero Waste movement with the pilot projects it has implemented. Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality is leading for a waste-free life with many projects such as 'Zero Waste in the Field Project', 'Vegetable Waste Oil Collection Project', 'Pharmaceutical Waste Collection Project', 'Zero Waste in the Kitchen Project', 'Zero Waste Street' in every district, especially the 'Waste Free Island' Project, which is a first in Turkey, is leading for a waste-free life.

Cunda Prepares for Summer with Metropolitan Municipality

Metropolitan Municipality prepares Balıkesir coasts for summer. Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality accelerated its work on the coasts of the city before the approaching summer season. In addition to the landscaping works on Edremit Güre Coast and Erdek Çuğra Coast, Ayvalık, one of Turkey's leading tourism locations, is working to prepare the Cunda (Alibey) Island coastline for the holiday season.


The Cunda Island Promenade, where a comprehensive landscaping project was carried out by the Metropolitan Municipality, was planned to meet all the needs of both the people of the island and the visitors. In addition to the worn out electricity and internet lines, the drinking water network lines are completely renewed by the Metropolitan Municipality Water and Sewerage Administration.


Within the scope of the works in which the coastal protection concretes, which were worn out by the experience of many years, were strengthened to make them longer-lasting and where the boats could be connected easily, the insufficient electricity and water connections at the points where the boats were moored were increased.


The interlocking paving stones, which have been in use for many years and have completed their useful life, are being removed. Anthracite colored cube stones are being cobbled with a simple design that will not overshadow the magnificence of historical buildings, in accordance with the historical and cultural identity of Cunda.


Within the scope of the works, the Metropolitan Municipality will revise the square, park and green areas along the promenade in accordance with today's usage patterns and needs and will carry out landscaping.


The buildings and city units that interrupt pedestrian traffic during the promenade tours enjoyed by the visitors and residents of the region will be moved to more suitable places, and urban furniture such as old benches and garbage cans will be renewed by the Metropolitan Municipality. It is aimed that the first phase of the works, in which the lighting systems will be reorganized, will be completed by the Ramadan.

Metropolitan Municipality Prepares Mosques in District Centers for Ramadan

Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality is preparing mosques in district centers for Ramadan. The teams, which thoroughly clean the inside and courtyard of the mosques, leave them very clean and ready for prayers, allowing the citizens to pray in a healthy environment.

Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality accelerated its routine cleaning works in mosques in the month of Ramadan. The sanctuary cleaning teams, which serve under the Department of Health and Social Affairs of the Metropolitan Municipality, continue to work in the mosques located in the centers of all districts, respectively. The teams, which have completed their work in Sındırgı, Ayvalık, Gömeç, Burhaniye and Edremit since the beginning of Ramadan, continue their work in the mosques in centers of İvrindi, Dursunbey and Savaştepe.


In order to ensure that the citizens can perform their prayers in a healthy environment, the teams carefully and meticulously clean every corner of the mosques, wash the carpets with pressurized hot water, wipe the tiles and windows, clean the toilets and disinfect the whole place. Lastly, Hürriyet Mosque İmam Hatip Ömer Karaoğlan, who thanked the Metropolitan Municipality, its teams and Mayor Yücel Yılmaz for carrying out the cleaning works in the Hürriyet Mosque located in the center of the Savaştepe district, stated that the interior and exterior cleaning of the mosques is done meticulously.

Oleander Flowers Replace Garbage

Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality rehabilitates the wild storage areas in the districts one by one and brings them back to nature. Having planted 7,000 oleander saplings in the rehabilitated areas in Ayvalık, Gömeç, Burhaniye and Gömeç, the Metropolitan Municipality will transform formerly garbage-smelling areas into fragrant ones.

In line with the "human and nature friendly" management approach of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions are produced for the waste problem in the city. Continuing its rehabilitation works in the 269 thousand 619 square meters wild storage area in the city with rational and planned investments, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality planted 7 thousand oleander saplings in the wild storage areas in Ayvalık Küçükköy, Burhaniye Pelitköy, Balya Koyuneri and Gömeç where the works were completed. With the growth and development of oleanders, areas that used to cause bad odor as garbage will look good and smell good from now on.


On the one hand, the Metropolitan Municipality brings the old garbage dumps to the nature, on the other hand, it continues its rehabilitation works in the wild storage areas. Thanks to the planned rehabilitation works of the Metropolitan Municipality, a total of 2 million 800 thousand cubic meters of solid waste is rehabilitated in modern facilities in a nature-friendly way and used in energy generation.

Its Çuğra's Turn in Erdek

Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality continues its efforts to organize the coastline in Erdek District, the pearl of Marmara. Çuğra Beach of Erdek becomes a center of attraction with the help of the Metropolitan.

Turning the beaches of Balıkesir into a social life area that has been revived by the active use of citizens, the Metropolitan Municipality is reworking the 291-kilometer coastline of the city, giving it a completely different face. In this context, the coastal arrangement works carried out in Erdek District Çuğra Beach continues.


The area will become a brand new center of attraction when the Çuğra beach arrangement works to be carried out on an area of 36 thousand 400 square meters are completed. Within the scope of the project, which will both ensure more effective use of the coastline and strengthen the region aesthetically, 14 thousand square meters of the area has been designed as a green area for citizens to spend more comfortable time. 5 thousand 900 meters of bicycle path infrastructure was created. The coastline designed primarily for pedestrians will gain a brand new face with the walking path where everyone can walk comfortably, the jogging track, as well as urban furniture, sport areas and children's playgrounds, and new lightings. It is planned that the works will be completed in the summer and the Çuğra Beach will be opened to the public with its renewed face.


Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz stated that they continue to work quickly in Erdek; Metropolitan Municipality leaves its signature in Erdek. We have been working intensively in this region for a long time. We have implemented many works from uninterrupted and healthy drinking water works to solving the waste water problem, from new road constructions to square arrangement works. Coastal landscape projects were one of them. After the works of Tatlısu Büyükbakraç, Karşıyaka Beach, Turan Neighbourhood Beach, İlhan Neighbourhood Beach and Şahinburgaz Neighbourhood beach arrangement, we are implementing a similar project in Çuğra.

Çanakkale Museum in Balıkesir

With the contributions of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality, the "Çanakkale 1915 War Materials Museum" opened its doors to the citizens in the City Council building. The museum will be open until April 2.

The ‘Çanakkale 1915 War Materials Museum’, which has been travelling from city to city for 12 years within the scope of the ‘From Çanakkale to Anatolia Project’, met with the people of Balıkesir with the contributions of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality. The first visitors of the museum, where approximately a thousand pieces of historical artifacts are exhibited, were Governor of Balıkesir Hasan Şıldak, Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Yücel Yılmaz, Mehmet Akif Ersoy Primary School and Altıeylül Köseler Primary School students. The doors of the museum will be open until April 2 at the City Council Building in the Avlu Life and Activity Center. Students in Balıkesir will be able to visit the museum within the program of the Provincial Directorate of National Education.


Çanakkale 1915 War Materials Museum Coordinator Cengiz Yürükaslan gave information about historical artifacts to the citizens and students who visit the museum. He explained that they organized such a cultural program in order for the citizens, especially students, who cannot go to Çanakkale and do not have the opportunity to see it, to feel the Çanakkale epic. Coordinator Yürükaslan said, “Every Turkish child must go to Çanakkale and see those lands washed with blood. We opened our museum in Balıkesir with the support of Balıkesir Metropolitan Municipality. There are many unknown artifacts in our museum. In fact, citizens who have visited Çanakkale can see the artifacts in the museum which they haven't seen in there".