Official Application for Fire Aircraft to 11 Metropolitan Mayor THK

The President of the Metropolitan Municipality Officially Application for Fire Fighters to THK
The President of the Metropolitan Municipality Officially Application for Fire Fighters to THK

Eleven metropolitan mayors submitted their petitions separately to the Turkish Aeronautical Association (THK), stating that they are ready to meet all the maintenance and operating expenses of the firefighting aircraft. İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu made his application today at 11, declaring that he is ready for all necessary works and transactions regarding cooperation. On the other hand, the 15.00 Presidents reminded that they are authorized to develop joint projects with "public benefit associations" in accordance with the municipal law, and demanded that the cooperation framework be determined quickly. The Presidents added this declaration to their petitions and shared it with THK.

While Turkey's fight against forest fires on the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts has been going on for 8 days without interruption, a call "We are ready to Activate Planes" came from 11 Metropolitan Municipalities regarding the THK planes that could not be used in extinguishing works. Following this call made yesterday to increase the aerial response capability and power of the works, the mayors, including the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu, took their first steps. They signed their petitions, which showed their readiness for cooperation and addressed to the President of the Turkish Aeronautical Association, Cenap Aşçı, and forwarded them to the institution separately.

11 The President also issued a declaration stating that they are ready to meet all the maintenance and operating expenses of the firefighting aircraft within the body of THK. Declaring that they are ready to extinguish existing fires and possible new fires, the mayors reminded the article 5393 of the Municipal Law No. 75 titled "Relations with other organizations" and stated that they have the right and authority to realize joint service projects with "Associations working in the public interest". The Presidents added this declaration to the petition showing their readiness for cooperation.

DECLARATION OF COOPERATION WITH THE TURKISH AIR AUTHORITY

Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mayor of Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mansur Yavaş, Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyer, Mayor of Adana Metropolitan Municipality Zeydan Karalar, Mayor of Eskişehir Metropolitan Yılmaz Büyükersen, Mayor of Aydın Metropolitan Municipality Özlem Çerçioğlu, Mayor of Antalya Metropolitan Municipality Muhittin Insect, Muğla This declaration, signed by Metropolitan Mayor Osman Gürün, Mersin Metropolitan Mayor Vahap Seçer, Tekirdağ Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Albayrak and Hatay Metropolitan Mayor Lütfi Savaş:

“As it is known, as the Metropolitan Mayors of our 11 cities, which have a very important population and forest assets in Turkey, as one of the urgent measures to be taken against forest fires, which are still being experienced and are expected to occur frequently in the coming period due to the climate crisis, we We have shared with the public of our country that we are ready to meet all the maintenance and operating expenses of fire extinguishers.

In addition, we will be ready to use the fire extinguishing aircraft, which will be reactivated by 11 Metropolitan Municipalities, for use by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry whenever necessary, in coordination with the Turkish Aeronautical Association, making the use of the inventory in the hands of the institution continuous by our municipalities, repairing the existing aircraft, We have declared that we are ready to establish sustainable relations in terms of maintenance, repair, even expansion of the fleet and receiving service from this fleet, to the extent permitted by legislation and laws.

While Turkey is in a fire disaster and our citizens are struggling to cope with this disaster with extraordinary devotion, all public institutions are obliged to use their cooperation opportunities to the fullest and integrate their power and resources. It should be our priority to extinguish existing fires and maximize our preparation for possible new fires as quickly as possible and to manage a mobilization within this scope.

The attitude of the 11 Metropolitan Municipality regarding the aircraft of the Turkish Aeronautical Association is the result of this point of view. In addition, pursuant to Article 5393 of the Municipal Law No. 75 titled “Relations with Other Organizations”, Municipalities have the right and authority to realize joint service projects with “Associations working in the public interest” in matters falling under their duties and responsibilities.

In this respect; Declares that we are ready for all necessary business and transactions regarding cooperation between our 5393 Metropolitan Municipality Directorates and the Turkish Aeronautical Association, an association working for the public interest, in accordance with subparagraph c of Article 75 of the Municipal Law No. 11; Based on the urgency of the issue, we kindly request that we be informed so that the place and date of the first meeting, where the authorities of our Municipality and your Institution will come together, to determine the framework of cooperation and to prepare a protocol, can be quickly determined.”

THE PRESIDENT SUBMISSIONS ONE ONE TO THK

In the same process, 11 presidents separately submitted their petitions to the THK Institution President Cenap Aşçı. İBB President Ekrem İmamoğlu conveyed his petition stating that he was ready for all necessary works and transactions regarding cooperation, at 15.00. The contents of the petitions of İmamoğlu and 10 presidents were as follows:

“As it is known, as the Metropolitan Mayors of our 11 cities, which have a very important population and forest assets in Turkey, as one of the urgent measures to be taken against forest fires, which are still being experienced and are expected to occur frequently in the coming period due to the climate crisis, we We have shared with the public that we are ready to meet all the maintenance and operating expenses of the fire extinguishers with the declaration in the Appendix.

In addition, with the declaration, we will be ready to make the fire extinguishing aircraft, which will be reactivated by 11 Metropolitan Municipalities, ready for use by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry whenever necessary, in coordination with the Turkish Aeronautical Association, making the use of the inventory held by the institution continuous by our municipalities, repairing the existing aircraft, We have declared that we are ready to establish sustainable relations in terms of maintenance, repair, even expansion of the fleet and receiving service from this fleet, to the extent permitted by legislation and laws.

With this declaration, which we have announced with our 11 Metropolitan Municipality, we declare that we are ready for all necessary works and transactions regarding cooperation between the Turkish Aeronautical Association, an association working for the public interest; Due to the urgency of the matter, we kindly request you to inform us so that the place and date of the first meeting, where the authorities of your Municipality and your Institution will come together, to determine the framework of cooperation and to prepare a protocol, can be quickly determined.”

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