Shown: Mayor Mr. Özer Kayalı, his wife Nil Kayalı, and son, Doruk Kayalı; Vice Mayor Dr. Ayşe Şerifoğlu; Councilmember Cem Arslan, his wife Seval Arslan, and son Tuna Arslan
Sister City since:2007
Distance from Monterey: 6,924 miles, 18hrs 45 min
Population City: 77,900
Population Country: 74.93 million
Climate: Interior Mediterranean climate, Mild with dry, hot summer, Frost danger in winter
Local Time: (GMT+3)
Currency: Turkish lira
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Kuşadası is a resort town on Turkey's Aegean coast. The city is known for its turquoise sparkling water, broad sandy beaches, large marina with a capacity for 600 boats and its bright sun.
A sister - city agreement was signed to establish economic, cultural and political exchanges during a ceremony in Monterey held on Thursday, August 23, 2012. Then Mayor Chuck Della Sala and Kusadasi City Councilmember Murat Sarac formalized the ties between Monterey and Kusadasi that were first established in 2006. Monterey and Kusadasi share common interests, such as the development of sustainable tourism and cultural history. Kusadasi is a resort town on Turkey’s Aegean Coast with a local economy built on tourism. Kusadasi is home to more than 64,000 people year-round and accommodates over half a million people during the summer tourist season. Kusadasi is located on a scenic crescent-shaped waterfront with beaches and a modern port for cruise ships. Turkey has existing ties with Monterey institutions, including the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey Institute of International Studies, and the Defense Language Institute.