The opening of Istanbul Park coincided with the 20th anniversary of establishing twin-city relations between Istanbul and Odessa. Turkish delegation headed by the mayor of Istanbul Kadir Topbaş paid a visit to Odessa to participate in the celebrations.
"This is my third visit to Odessa, and every time I note its rapid development. I want to thank everyone who participated in creation of this park and note that this is only the beginning of our new cooperation" said Mayor Topbaş.
Mayor Mr. Topbaş noted that today's opening of the park is very symbolic. It was on this day three years ago that Gennadiy Trukhanov took up the duties of the mayor of Odessa.
The Istanbul City Council presents the city of Odesa with thirty buses for passenger transportation.
Mayor of Topbaş said this during the opening ceremony of the Istanbul Park in Odesa on Friday: "I have a surprise for you, we present 30 buses to our brotherhood country."
During the opening of the Istanbul Park in Odesa, Mayor Topbaş said that in the near future Turkey "will send a delegation to Ukraine to develop infrastructure in the city of Odesa."
A festive concert with participation of creative teams of Odessa and Turkey was held in honour of the opening of Istanbul Park.
The military-ethnic brass band of the Republic of Turkey «Mehter» took part in the celebrations.
The special stamp’s cancellation procedure was held on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of twin-city relations between Istanbul and Odessa.
The holiday ended with festive fireworks.