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Kaleiçi becomes the center of living ancient cities
15 mayors from 10 countries participating in the Kaleiçi Old Town Festival, which was held for the 6th time this year by the Muratpaşa Municipality, stated that they had a wonderful four days in the historical city center of Antalya in the messages they sent and said, “We must help each other to find common solutions to common problems”.
15 mayors from 10 countries participating in the Kaleiçi Old Town Festival, which was held for the 6th time this year by the Muratpaşa Municipality, stated that they had a wonderful four days in the historical city center of Antalya in the messages they sent and said, “We must help each other to find common solutions to common problems”.

Kobylka from Poland, Sibiu from Romania, Jajce, Visoko and Zavidovici from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Pribor from Czechia, Heusenstamm and Muggensturm from Germany, Kazanlak from Bulgaria, Kamianets-Podilskiy and Pechersk from Ukraine, Panevezys from Lithuania, Kranj from Slovenia, Comrat from Moldova, Gradara from Italy took part in the festival at the mayor level. 

While stating that they had a great festival in the messages they sent, the mayors drew attention to the importance of seeking common solutions to the common problems.

EXPERIENCE EMPHASIS

Kobylka Mayor Edyta Zbiec stated that they took part in the festival for the second time and said, “We are very happy to be able to meet many countries, exchange experiences and see different cultures. It is an honor for us to participate in this festival, which we enjoy very much".

'AMAZINGLY POSITIVE'

Astrid Fodor, Mayor of Sibiu, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Romania, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list, stated that they participated in the Kaleiçi Old Town Festival for the first time and said that they were very impressed with everything they saw during the festival.  She said, “It's a great city. It's a great festival. A truly magical atmosphere. We got really great impressions. Everything is surprisingly positive for us”.

COMMON PROBLEMS COMMON SOLUTIONS

Filippo Gasperi, Mayor of Gradara, Italy, where the castle where the love of Paola and Francesca, immortalized in Dante's Divine Comedy, is located, said:

“Kaleiçi Old Town Festival has started a tremendous opportunity for those of us who have ancient city management in the world. It is very valuable to come here and share our experiences. Together we discuss how to solve our problems. We are facing similar problems. We must help each other find common solutions to common problems.”

NEW IDEAS NEW PROJECTS

Kazanlak Mayor Galina Stoyanov stated that they took part in the festival for the first time upon the invitation of Mayor Ümit Uysal. Stoyanov said, “We are historical cities, a world heritage that everyone should rediscover. We are very pleased to be together and to have the opportunity to benefit from the experience and traditions of each participating city in tourism. Here we made new friends, found new ideas and projects".

'I AM VERY IMPRESSED'

Muggensturm Mayor Dietmar Späth made the following statements in his message:

“I was very impressed by this wonderful festival held in Muratpaşa Kaleiçi within the scope of historical heritage and human rights. Really great experience for me and my colleagues here. I met many nice people from Europe and all over the world. I also met many people from Muratpaşa. I can say in a friendly way, 'It is very important to meet each other and to share our experiences with each other'."