Mayor Akgün: Shopping centers damage our tradesmen
Büyükçekmece Mayor Dr. Hasan Akgün said that the shopping centers that opened in the city and the number of which increased day by day were damaging the small tradesmen.
Büyükçekmece Municipality's Ahi- Order Week activities took place at the Atatürk Culture Center with the intensive participation of the district tradesmen.
Ahi culture was portrayed
The program which started with providing information on the history of Ahi-Order from past until now within the scope of the Büyükçekmece Municipality Ahi-Order Week, has continued with the play prepared by the Ahi Culture Training and Research Foundation. Within the scope of the show, putting on a belt ceremony was portrayed with plays. Büyükçekmece Mayor Dr. Hasan Akgün, President of Büyükçekmece Chamber of Agriculture Rahmi Yazıcı, Chairman of Board of Directors of Sefaköy Chamber of United Tradesmen and Artisans Yusuf Akgün, Historian Writer Sacide Bolcan, municipal council members, deputy mayors and many artisans attended the program. In the last part of the event, plaques were presented to Büyükçekmece tradesmen in categories of New Entrepreneur Enthusiasm Award, 25th Year Award, Thirtieth Year Award and Ahi-Order Award.
"Shopping centers should be built out of city"
Büyükçekmece Mayor Dr. Hasan Akgün who criticized the shopping centers being located in the city has told that "Shopping centers, which swallow the tradesmen, green groceries, general stores, tailors, shoemakers, watchmakers, are the clearest indication of imperialism. Shopping centers should be 10 kilometers outside the city, like in other countries. Small tradesmen are defeated in their war with the imperialism. If the shopping centers were in the farther reaches of the city, our tradesmen would be less affected and would not disappear."