With the contributions of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, the “Working Tahtacı Women's Festival” was held for the first time in Bayındır. The festival, where colorful images from the handicraft products of the producing women to the flower market, also contributed to the economy of the district.
Organized by the Tahtacı Cultural Associations Federation with the support of the İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, the “Working Tahtacı Women's Festival” was held for the first time this year in the Yakapınar District of Bayındır. The festival was attended by guests from İzmir and all over Turkey as well as the public. Republican People's Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman for Human Rights and Denizli Deputy Gülizar Biçer Karaca, Bayındır Mayor Uğur Demirezen, Edremit Mayor Selman Hasan Arslan, İzmir Metropolitan Municipality On behalf of the Mayor Tunç Soyer, Member of the Assembly and CHP Group Sözcüsü Nilay Kökkılınç, Chairman of the Tahtacı Culture Associations Federation Yolcu Bilginç, representatives of political parties, non-governmental organizations, headmen and many citizens.
Emphasis on gender equality
Speaking at the festival, Gülizar Biçer Karaca emphasized the equality of men and women in Turkmen traditions and told the well-known anonymous story of Mor Cepken. Nilay Kökkılınç started her speech by stating that İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer conveyed his love and greetings to Bayındır. Kökkılınç said, “The women of the country obtained their present civil rights, their right to vote and be elected, with the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, for this we owe him our gratitude. Today, as a society, we must fight violence against women, men and women, together. Civil society, central administration and local administrations should be in strong cooperation on this issue," he said.
The Chairman of Tahtacı Cultural Associations Federation, Yolcu Bilginç, stated that they will make the Working Women's Festival traditional in Bayındır for the first time, and that they will always support the district's economy and working women.