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Mayor Demir Meets Young Jurists


absmiddle Yazdır   -A | A+ 16.12.2013
Mustafa Demir, Mayor of Fatih Municipality, met members of İstanbul University Young Jurists Club.

Mayor Demir and members of the Young Jurists Club met in Yedikule Social Facilities of Fatih Municipality. Paying personal attention to each and every one of the young university students, Mayor Demir said that he enjoyed meeting young people very much and regularly attended such meetings. He went on by telling anecdotes from his personal life. Mayor Demir told about the problems he experienced during his years as a student and what he had done to succeed anyway. He added that many of those problems were not even considered issues today and advised youngsters not to let any drawbacks deter them. 

Law faculty students and members of the Young Jurists Club asked a ton of questions to Mayor Demir during the meeting, which was a hint that they were going to become fine lawyers. 

Questions asked to Mayor Demir by the students included points like what kind of assistance was being offered to homeless people, why restoration works took so long, what kind of issues there were regarding announcement of cultural activities and what efforts were being made in Fatih for the purpose of urban transformation. 

During the course of the meeting, which went on as a candid discussion, Mayor Demir gave sincere answers to all questions. Mayor Demir noted that the conception that restorations were taking too long was only normal but such work might have to be revised with further details due to findings obtained during restorations. He said that restorations taking much time was thus normal, adding that only 46 structures around Turkey were restored by the General Directorate of Foundations between 1997 and 2002 while the number was around 4 thousand and 500 between 2002 and 2013. 

Mayor Demir said: "The resources are the same. The General Directorate of Foundations is unchanged. If the same resources are adequately being allocated today, for what were they being used back then?" Demir remarked that he liked to meet youngsters whenever possible and responded to invitations from foreign universities too as long as they were convenient.  

Mayor Demir promised the students that they would be more sensitive about announcing cultural events of the municipality. The evening was concluded after a group photo was taken.