World Bulletin / News Desk
Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas has said that Istanbul would be a UN island soon.
Topbas as the president of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA), met with Turkish journalists at the Turkish House after participating in a high-level panel of dignitaries regarding developments after 2015.
He told the press members that with their efforts for opening of directorates and regional representation offices of UN in Istanbul would make Istanbul a UN island, and bring prestige to the city.
He added that they want to be a solution partner of UN Millennium Development Plan and host the 3rd UN Habitat Meeting.
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