Huri Sahin, the first female mayor of Turkish origin in the Netherlands, took office
Huri Sahin, the first female Mayor of the Netherlands of Turkish origin, took office in the city of Rijswijk, near The Hague.
Huri Şahin, the first female Mayor of the Netherlands of Turkish origin, took office in the city of Rijswijk, near The Hague. Şahin, who took over the seat of the Mayor of Rijswijk, near the city of The Hague, from the former Mayor Bas Verkerk, who has been in office for more than two years, is Jaap Smit, the Dutch King Willem-Alexander’s Commissioner in South Holland.
Who is Huri Sahin?
In his speech, Şahin said, “If I were to do politics one day, I would like to do a fair policy. My motivation to be the mayor is to help the residents of Rijswijk and the local government move forward together. I look forward to building a connected city that cares about each other and offers opportunities to everyone.” Emphasizing that being the mayor means being in touch with the people, Şahin said, “I cannot do all this alone. We live in a difficult time and we need each other, our municipality, our citizens, our entrepreneurs and many organizations more than ever. Together. We can achieve a lot.” For years, the director of the Local Rotterdam Foundation and chairman of the Children’s Rights Collective, Şahin was nominated for mayor on 11 October by the secret committee of the Rijswijk City Council. Born to an immigrant family from Adana, Şahin was born in 1975 in Deventer, the Netherlands.