The municipality recently launched a campaign to reduce drug use among adolescents.
NGOs are helping ease the burden caused by the arrival of refugees in urban areas.
Both have caused violence and instability in the border region, they say.
Rights activists and experts say there is an urgent need to take action against the rising number of domestic violence cases that result in deaths.
An independent judiciary is crucial to EU membership, they say, but Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan rejects the criticism.
At a gathering in Istanbul, religious authorities draft a plan to combat extremism.