IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu, published a new year message from their social media accounts. “2022; Saying that it will mean more nurseries, more subways, more green spaces, Imamoglu said, "We will continue to present a period in which great change and great leap forward will be rewarded to Istanbulites with 2023". Making a wish for a 2022 where merit is prioritized, violence against women is not talked about, children receive better education, and the dreams of young people are built within the country, İmamoğlu said, “I wish peace in the whole world. It is not that people who migrate are people who have become refugees; I want a world where everyone is happy and can live in their own homeland, where their rights are protected. I wish for a world, Turkey and Istanbul, where every individual can feel confident, strong, and can exist with their own mind, life, belief and ethnic origin.”
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) President Ekrem İmamoğlugave its New Year's message from the Beyaz Köşk in Emirgan Grove, where it held its last shift of the year. Stating that every new year that comes is greeted with hope and joy, İmamoğlu said, “The year we left behind, on the other hand, brings a little sadness to all of us. Because you are a year older and with your memories of the past, you remember that year and remember it with longing.” Reminding that 2021 was a difficult year for Istanbul, Turkey and the world, İmamoğlu said, “The pandemic continued. Unfortunately it took many lives. But besides, the economic crisis and many issues related to the process frankly upset us in our country. We can't help but think about 2021. But as we welcome 2022, we need to talk with other hopes,” he said.
“IMM, YOUR INSTITUTION”
İmamoğlu expressed his wishes for 2022 with the following words:
“I say with that hope; 2022 will mean many more nurseries for Istanbul. I wish 2022 a truly beautiful year that contributes effectively to Istanbul's transportation, brings together good services at every point that makes the subways, trusts the common sense of Istanbul, and equips Istanbul with green areas and life valleys. Together with 2023, we will continue to present a period in which great change and great leap have been rewarded to the people of Istanbul. An institution you trust is Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality. Your institution. It will continue to make you feel more like an institution owned by 16 million people in 2022, with all its democratic practices. So to speak; We will all live together in a period that will think about our children, involve our young people in the process, and build the future of Istanbul with you, dear Istanbulites.”
“I WISH A 2022 WHERE YOUTH CAN DREAM WITHIN THE COUNTRY”
“Dear friends, I want a Turkey full of merit, where every working person can get whatever they have, everything they deserve. I wish for a 2022 where a road map that can embrace a future deserved by all children is presented to them in this city and in our country. I wish for a 2022 where violence against women is not talked about, a process where women can produce at the rate they deserve and receive contribution from the economy in Turkey. In 2022, I wish all students the existence of a period in which our students can look to the future with a better education and a modern education with hope; from primary school, kindergarten to university, graduate school. I wish for a 2022 where all young people can design their hopes in this country and dream not only abroad, but at home and in their country. We can live safely, embrace each other, and 16 million Istanbul residents are pleasant, happy, peaceful and healthy; I wish our country and our city a 84 where our 2022 million people are happy and strong together, no individual is separated, and no individual is left out. To the whole world, of course.”
"HEALTH, NEVER LEAVE US"
“In 2022, I wish that we become a world where we succeed in the fight against climate change, where we protect nature, where we can transfer this beautiful, heavenly world bequeathed to us to future generations. And I wish peace all over the world. It is not that immigration, people fleeing, people migrating, people who have become refugees; I want a world where everyone is happy and can live in their own homeland, where their rights are protected. Could the world be this beautiful? Yes it is possible. Who will we trust? Of course we will trust ourselves. I wish for a world, Turkey and Istanbul, where every individual feels confident, strong, and can exist with their own mind, life, belief and ethnic origin. I want the whole world to be a country where everyone can be loved for being human. In this respect, with all my human feelings, the year 2022 brings us all beauty, happiness and luck. May it bring abundance. May health never leave our side. Good luck with you. Happy new year."