From the Mayor

Dear Residents of Fatih,

Even though the weather is now cold in the month of January in our city and in our country, both internal and foreign politics maintains its hot agenda. As our country is rising under leadership of our President in all areas, hopefully it will rise even higher with a new momentum with the local elections of March 31, 2019. We continue to support this holy journey for a Strong Turkey with great faith and excitement in Fatih day and night. Therefore we are striving to use each day better than the previous day to offer the best services to Fatih and its residents.

Dear Residents of Fatih,

This month, our road, pavement, square arrangement and maintenance repair works were continued non-stop by our directorates of environmental cleaning, municipal police, parks, gardens and technical works. In addition to services such as inspection of food places, securing streets and parks, preventing any annoyance in the neighborhood and providing shelter to homeless people in cold nights, we are diligently maintaining cleanliness of our city, which hosts over two million people a day, through our new sweeper vehicles. We began to plant winter flowers in the green areas of the city and do maintenance on mosque gardens, tombs, special burial areas and trees.

We have commissioned Ayvansaray, Yenikapı and Duhaniye parking areas. Constructions of parking areas in Draman, Sarayağa, Kadıçeşme and Hacı Evhaddin are almost complete. A new sports club building has been constructed and handed over to Yeni Gayret Sports Club. Topkapı Social Facilities and Kemikli Burun National Garden and Social Facilities are almost complete. Moreover, Vani Dervish Convent Information House and Library, Dervişali Townhouse Information House and Library, Süleymaniye (Vefa) Millet Coffee House, Kadırga High School National Sports Hall constructions are almost finished.

Sohta Sinan and Karamani Piri Mehmet Paşa Mosques had their sinks and fountain areas renewed. Yokuş Çeşme, Keçeci Square and Öztan Streets as well as Altı Mermer and Vezir Avenues have been renewed.

We made our traditional breakfast meeting with the Mukhtars with the attendance of our new District Governor Mr. Kaan Peker.

The winter maintenance for our animal shelter where over 2,000 stray dogs are rehabilitated has been made and treatments and vaccinations have been made for stray and sick cats and dogs in the streets.

4040 students have been supported with classes for secondary school, high school and university exams in our Information Houses while we've also conducted the eighth leg of our traditional 'Reading Festival', which is held to instill a love of reading for our students. Art training for youngsters and adults in our Sulukule Art Academy as well as handicraft classes in 18 different branches in our training units continue. We continue our activities to find work for residents of Fatih who are looking for a job in our Career Center as well as our seminars and workshops in our Handicapped People Unit while our food, ready meal, coal and clothing support for those in need continue in periodical intervals. Our Fellowship Sports Club comprising of sportsmen coming from various African countries has completed its preparations for the new period. Our Youth and Sports Center also continues its morning sports activities in three different locations with the residents of Fatih.

Dear Residents of Fatih

We've entered the winter season. The weather got cold. Please take very good care of yourself and your family and I hope the year 2019 will bring blessings for you, your family, our nation and all humanity. We'll continue to serve you and Fatih as long as we got your prayers and support. Take care. 


Mayor of Fatih Municipality

January 2019