Mayor Saatçi Calls Referendum for ‘Metropolitan Law’

5th, 2015
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Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatçi, a member of the Democratic Party, has called referendum on his letter sent to three municipality unions.

Fethiye Mayor Behçet Saatçi, a member of the Democratic Party, has called referendum on his letter which he sent to the unions of three councils. Mayor Saatçi sent letters to Turkish Association of Municipalities (TBB), Aegean Association of Municipalities (EBB) and Mediterranean Association of Municipalities (ABB) and requested a meeting with other mayors of the regions in metropolitan cities. Mayor Saatçi demanded a referendum in 29 metropolitan cities regarding the Metropolitan Law. Saatçi stated that the Metropolitan Law should be asked to the public in a possible snap election. “Let’s put another ballot box next to the main ballot box in the elections,” he said.

 

LETTER OF SAATCI

Letter of Saatçi states as follows: “We have a snap election soon. This early election may be a great chance to reverse the damage. We should put a second ballot box for referendum in 29 cities which have metropolitan municipalities. It has been 17 months since the Law 6360 has come into effect. Let’s discuss these 17 months. Let’s ask our people if they are happy with the Metropolitan Law. If the public knows the best, then we had better ask our people. I kindly request we organize an emergency meeting for referendum to change the Metropolitan Law with the participations of 29 metropolitan councils and their mayors to resolve these problems as soon as possible.”

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