03 November 2017 Friday 15:06


Çankaya Municipality has realized a project that touches people. The "Çankaya Social Card" project, which will cover 1050 families with low income, has been initiated. At first, 260 people took their cards from the hands of Çankaya Mayor Alper Taşdelen.

Alper Taşdelen: "Çankaya Social Card is a reflection of our humanity, respect for our people. The source is for the people, for the people"

Çankaya Municipality has implemented the "Çankaya Social Card" project, which will provide financial support to the citizens with low incomes.

Çankaya Municipality, which made social examinations of 459 people who applied to the Çankaya Social Card in the first place through the Central Population Administration System (MERNİS) and visited their houses and made social examinations, made 260 people benefit from this card. Every family involved in the project will be paid a cash deposit of 300 TL every two months. The owners of the Çankaya Social Card will have the opportunity to shop from wherever they wish. In order to get Çankaya Halk Card applicants should reside in Çankaya, must not have a registered immovable property and their household income should be at a rate of one third of the minimum wage.

Çankaya Mayor Alper Tasdelen, who made a speech during the distribution ceremony in the meeting held in the courtyard of the Mayoralty and attended by, citizens who were entitled to get the Çankaya Social Card, CHP Ankara deputy Murat Emir, muhtars and Çankaya Municipality personnel, recalled his speech at the same place when he took over the task three and a half years ago. Mr. Taşdelen who thanked all the former mayors and employees reminded that he came to the power for a great purpose, said that: " I used to say that we will show how to make people-centered municipalism for public benefit rather than unearned income-centered. We burned a torch in Çankaya for a bright Turkey that we have been working day and night. We showed that the municipalism is the job of social democrats by bringing 480 thousand square meters of green area, and opening 7 kindergartens, 11 Çankaya Houses, 2 cultural centers, 50 parks in 3,5 years. We have realized our social projects one after another. Now thousands of our citizens are benefiting from these services. We carry out these services by carrying human love in our hearts." Mr. Taşdelen who concluded his speech by thanking all his workmates said that: "I am proud of you all and I kiss on your foreheads".


Mr. Taşdelen who stated that they have realized a new social project according to their world view and they have done this service without alienating people, said that: "Social assistances first began to be implemented by social democrats in 1999 during the 57th Government period of Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit. Social assistance is the product of social democratic policies. We started to apply this model in Çankaya. On the one hand, we give social benefits to our employees from the top, and we also work to meet the needs of our citizens. And while doing all these, we do not owe a single kuruş (Turkish penny) as we recreate Çankaya as a city worthy of Atatürk with new investments". Alper Taşdelen, who reminded Mr. Ecevit’s words, "Neither oppressed nor smashing, a righteous and humanitarian order", continued as follows: "Our General Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said that: "No children in our municipalities municipal boundaries will go to a bed hungry". We are moving with this understanding. This order is an order that makes rich richer, and poor even poorer. We are fighting against this order. Çankaya Social Card is a reflection of our humanity, respect for our people. The source is for the people, for the people. I wish Çankaya Social Card to be beneficial for our people."

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