The Tangerine coloured Festival started created sensation and excitement in Seferihisar. Mayor Tunc Soyer reminded that this year’s festival intervened with the World Children Rights Day and we have to defend the children’s rights to prevent them from perishing under the rubbels like in Syria, to prevent them from being raped or having to marry their attacker.
The best tangerines in Turkey are grown in Seferihisar and this is the 17th anniversary of the festival. The tangerine festival is aimed promote the tangerine, diversify the processed product , also create branded products and higher income for the farmers.
The festival was attended by legal representatives, CHP Congress Members and The Ambassador of Sarajevo, Izmir Head of Body of Lawyers and Seferihisar residents. The members of the Children Municipality also joined the festival in their colorful costumes.
Tunc Soyer, Mayor of Seferihisar made a speech at the opening ceremony and referred to children’s rights, cold storage facilities, zoning plans, the importance of agriculture, sustainable energy and thermal waters.
WE HAVE TO DEFEND CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
Seferihisar Municipality made much further progress than any other municipality of the world. We have a children municipality. A shadow municipality, which mayor is elected by children. They will teach us how to interpret life in children’s eyes. I would like thank them for this occasion.
WE COMPLETED THE COLD STORAGE ROOM
We will continue to support The Mandarin Producers’ Union, Sefeko and the agricultural development cooperatives of Ulamis, Godence, Orhanli, Hidirlik and Doganbey
We will increase the product variety of mandarin products. We managed to dry the mandarins last year, now it is the time to export the dried products. We realized the need for a cold storage room to preserve and sell the mandarins for better prices. More than the half of the initial cost of the cold storage rooms were covered by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. I would like to thank Mr. Aziz Kocaoglu, The Mayor of Izmir for his great support on behalf of all the Seferihisar residents.
WE WILL NOT SACRIFICE MANDARIN FIELDS FOR CONSTRUCTION
As making the new zoning plans, we aimed to preserve the mandarin fields. Unfortunately our obligation to apply the current zoning plans and people’s inclination to sell personal property, our aim seems a little bit hard to reach. Nevertheless we will continue to work for this purpose and encourage people not to sell their agricultural lands.