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MARMARA GROUP FOUNDATION IS “INTELLECTUAL FACE” OF TURKEY IN CIVIL SOCIETY AREA

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 MARMARA GROUP FOUNDATION IS “INTELLECTUAL FACE” OF TUR

 

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Other associates whom have been awarded with medal of honors from Marmara Group Foundation;

Şamil AYRIM                                              The Medal of Progress of Azerbaijan

                                                                       The Medal of 15. Year of Gagauzia

                                                                       The Medal of 20. Year of Gagauzia

Engin KÖKLÜÇINAR                                 Order of State of Mongolia 

                                                                       The Medal of 20. Year of Gagauzia

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MARMARA GROUP FOUNDATION IN PRESS 

PERİHAN ÇAKIROĞLU (BUGÜN NEWSPAPER, 10th February 2014) The Minister of Finance Mehmet Çakıroğlu made a presentation concerning Turkey's economy at Eurasian Economic Summit a couple of days ago. Mehmet Şimşek stated "We will overcome this process by doing more reforms" by stressing the Turkish economy not in danger in his presentation which also includes the effects of December 17 Operations. In my opinion he should elaborate how these reforms will be realized. Şimşek also emphasized the imperilment of 4% economic growth which is targeted in 2014.

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KENAN AKIN (YENİÇAĞ NEWSPAPER, 9th February 2014) During Eurasian Economic Summit, which is a peace and dialogue project, diversification of export links in regards to energy resources in Eurasia in 2014 discussed.

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VİRNA B. GÜMÜŞGERDAN (1st May 2014) At the 16th meeting of Eurasian Economic Summit several issues discussed by the international participants in details such as economy, energy, health, technology and security. 

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M. KEMAL SALLI (VATAN NEWSPAPER, 21st  April 2014) The Minister of Transportation, Naval and Telecommunication, Binali Yıldırım who spoke at the closing of Eurasian Economic Summit, said several projects realized in last 10 years and in the mean time there are many projects which have been carrying out. Moreover he stated that: "If you cannot bring people close together; then none of your services will accomplish". Binali Yıldırım also emphasized the role of rapidly increasing technologies, decreased costs of cyber attacks; and stated division of the management of internet to three regions by adding: "... and it is decided to Istanbul will be the third center of internet management. Africa, Europe, and Central Asia will be managed through İstanbul. In other words, Turkey is becoming the crossroad of telecommunication, as well".

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NİLGÜN CERRAHOĞLU (CUMHURİYET NEWSPAPER, 14th April 2013) I attended to two meetings. First one was the panel of “Modernization and Woman” of 16th Eurasian Economic Summit organized by Marmara Group Strategic and Social Researches Foundation. I was moderator of the panel. We got together with leading woman NGOs in Turkey. At break of the meeting I asked following question: “AKP ruled out women organizations. Even in 1980s women organizations were active than today. In subjects of woman participation to politics, education, birth control etc. Many organizations are active than political parties and creates public opinion. Woman organizations helped changing of Civil Law. In recent years, there aren’t to be heard anything from woman organizations. What is happening? The real is dark like this? Or Am I think wrong?”

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BURCU NOYAN (GÖZLEM NEWSPAPER, 13th April 2013) In 16th Eurasian Economic Summit organized by Marmara Group Strategic and Social Researches Foundation, it is arranged the Sessions of Economy, Energy, Health, Education, Cultur, Ecology, Dialogue, Modernization, Woman, Information Technologies, Defend Industry and Security. In the Summit, from over 50 countries and approximately 500 representatives discussed economic developments and affairs in Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East and Balkans from different perspectives. In the Summit titled “ Unipolar or Multipolar World”, the future of Information Technologies was discussed. Director of Authority of Information and Communication Technology Tayfun Acarer said: “Authorities of local governments should be limited in order to develop mobile infrastructure”.

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LEYLA TAVŞANOĞLU (CUMHURİYET NEWSPAPER, 9th April 2013) Akkan Suver is one of us and an old journalist. For 16 years, he brings together and hosts Presidents, Prime Ministers, Princes and Princesses in Eurasian Economic Summits in İstanbul. As Marmara Group Foundation, Akkan Suver sustains the Summits continuously and it is identified as an “international prestige togetherness” in the geography extending from Far East to Europe and from Africa to America.

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KAAN ZENGİNLİ (STAR NEWSPAPER, 9th April 2013) Istanbul will do the honors 16th Eurasian Economic Summit. The Summit will be 9-11th April and 5 Presidents, 4 Speakers of  National Assemblies, 2 Prime Ministers, 28 Ministers and 440 businessmen and bureaucrats will be participate.

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SELAHATTİN ERTAŞ (Yeni Asır Newspaper, 1st April 2013) Coordinator of Social Projects of Marmara Group Foundation Müjgan Suver said: “In Eurasian Economic Summit we will set EXPO booth in order to support İzmir. From 50 countries Presidents and high protocol will attend to Summit. By setting booth we are planning to indroduce İzmir. We talked about the Foundation and its projects.

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CÜNEYT BİTİKÇİOĞLU (TÜRKİYE NEWSPAPER, 25th December 2012) President of Marmara Group Foundation, international representative of Turkish civil society, Dr. Akkan Suver said: “Qualified people, qualified society can come true with respecting to multi-culturalism”.

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HALİD NİYAZOV (AZERBAIJAN NEWSPAPER, 20th November 2012) “Sea brings people close together”. President of Marmara Group Foundation Dr. Akkan Suver started his speech with this sentence at the 40th  session of Organisation of Blacksea Economic Cooperation.

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ZEYNEP GÖĞÜŞ (CUMHURİYET NEWSPAPER, 22nd September, 2012) Last week, I participated in preparetion meeting of 16th Eurasian Economic Summit titled “Will Arab Spring be tough winter of consumer?”. In this meeting, we listened to Former Minister of Energy Hilmi Güler. He mentioned two key Word for energy sector. Honesty and Transparency. There is no both of them. It is hard for us.

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KENAN AKIN (YENİ ÇAĞ NEWSPAPER, 16th January 2012) Istanbul nights not only include music, theatre, cinema, art, culture and sport activities. It is required to share with public opinion the statements of Director of Turkish Airlines Temel Kotil who gave a speech at the meeting of Marmara Group Foundation Academic Council.

 

 Balcanii Europa February2012

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The Business Year 2012

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  Dialogue of the Seas April -2012

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ZERKALO 12th October 2011

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ESMA ÇAKIR (HÜRRİYET NEWSPAPER, 25th December 2010) Marmara Group Foundation,  a think-tank organisation whose center is in Istanbul, attended to ceremony of Pope XVI. Benedictus in Vatican with delegation for four person. Pope XVI. Benedictus celebrated the new year of Turkish nation and sent greetings to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Dr Akkan Suver, also visited the Pope five years ago, said: “Pope XVI. Benedictus congratulated Marmara Group Foundation due to its endeavors of ‘Intercultural Dialogue’ in the way of service to  greatness of religions and values of Human Rights and Rule of Law”.

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HÜRRİYET DAILY NEWS 24th December 2010

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UMUT TÜTÜNCÜ (HABERTÜRK NEWSPAPER, 20th July 2010) Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan hosted and organized a meeting for “Women” in Prime Minister’s Office in Dolmabahçe. Prime Minister Erdoğan gave a speech about “Democratic Initiative”, listened to problems and replied questions of participants. The meeting continued 4 hours and an “Equality” discussion happened. In the name of Marmara Group Foundation Müjgan Suver said: “ I and all of us would like to make good things for our country’s benefit. However, Are our aims same? We say “Equality of Women and Men” and defend this. However, we couldn’t hear this idiom from you. You  use title of “Equility of Opportunity of Women” constantly”.

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TUFAN TÜRENÇ (HÜRRİYET NEWSPAPER, 5th June 2010) Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation gathered in Belgrade, the capital city of Serbia, on 2-3th of June. At the meeting, President of Turkish Delegation, Parliamentary and Deputy Speaker of Grand National Assembly of Turkey Nevzat Pakdil criticized the unlawful attack of Israel to civil ship on Eastern Mediterranean. Then President of Marmara Group Foundation Dr. Akkan Suver said: “As a civil initiative, Marmara Group Foundation,  I would like to express to representatives of International Organizations and parliamentaries that I condemn the unlawful attack of Israel” “I claim that your high delegation will take a decision of condemn for this inhuman attack”. The suggestion of Dr. Akkan Suver were certified. Members of Parliaments of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Greece, Russia accepted the condemnation. Albania, Georgia, Romania, Moldova, Bulgaria, Ukrain, Serbia and Armenia objected the condemnation. The Conclusion: The suggestion of condemnation of Dr. Akkan Suver were objected.

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SAMİ KOHEN (MİLLİYET NEWSPAPER, 8th May, 2010) From Balkans to Midle East and Central Asia, high representatives of 44 countries including 3 Presidents, 8 Former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers, Parliamentaries and about 100 high representatives from different countries attended to Eurasian Economic Summit organized in Istanbul with high participation this week. The main characteristic of this three days Summit is that; it is a civil initiative. Furthermore, one of the characteristics of 13th Eurasian Economic Summit organized by Marmara Group Foundation is that; from  Armenia to Cyprus, Israel and Iraq “the problems” were discussed. In this respect, the Summit indicates international convergence of not only States but also NGO’s. In Conference; the subjects of effects of economic crisis over countries of Eurasian region, Nabucco and energy transportation projects, strategies of global peace and dialogue were discussed. These speeches indicates that Eurasia is getting important increasingly with its economic and political potential. President of Marmara Group Foundation Dr. Akkan Suver said in the opening speech that “Eurasia is not only a geography, a history but also a system of values, a new partnership and solidarity”.

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BERİVAN ORUÇOĞLU (STAR NEWSPAPER, 26th February 2010) Akkan Suver who is the President of Marmara Group Foundation said: "The lock is Armenia and the key is Russia", in addition stressing that parties are not ready for agreement. Moreover, Akkan Suver remarked: "Neither Armenian nor Azerbaijani and Turkish public is ready for peace. Peace can be achieved when parties are ready for it. Leaders act for the future of nations; not play for the audiance". 

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AHMET TAN (SÖZCÜ NEWSPAPER, 10th May 2010) Eurasia Summit that is organized by Marmara Group Foundation under the presidency of Dr. Akkan Suver became a tradition with the participations of politicians, scientists and businessmen.

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SELCEN DOĞAN AĞAKAY (POSTA NEWSPAPER, 7th May 2008) the energy of people whom put their heart's to their job is extraordinary. Moreover, this energy becomes contagious and glamorizes their production. The success of Dr. Akkan Suver and his wife Müjgan Suver comes from that peculiar reason. They are organizing Eurasian Economic Summit since 11 years with the same exceptional energy.

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LALE ŞIVGIN (TERCÜMAN NEWSPAPER, 16th April 2008) Eurasia is a real potential for Turkey with regards to strengthen her with its historical, cultural and economic ties. Marmara Group Foundation evaluates this potential for this reason.

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ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK (HÜRRİYET NEWSPAPER, 19th December 2008) Sometimes, journalism is equal to luck and you may be "driven away" depending on this luck. Yesterday was a lucky day of mine in positive regards. I sat along with exciting guests at award ceremony of Suna Kıraç organized by Marmara Group Foundation in Adile Sultan Palace.

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AHMET EMİN YILMAZ (BURSA OLAY NEWSPAPER, 21st November 2007) Democracies can develop as a result of active participation. On the one hand Turkey making progress in regards to being a modern democracy; on the other hand, trying to develop successful interaction with NGOs, as well. Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation trying to contribute to decision maker process by producing ideas since 22 years.

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SELCEN DOĞAN AĞAKAY (POSTA NEWSPAPER, 22nd September 2007) Do not say "No Way!". Akkan Suver, the President of Marmara Group Foundation, it is known as a distinguished NGO of Turkey, gathering whole religious leaders at iftar meals since for 11 years. I have attended this annual "Love, Peace and Dialogue Iftar" this year.

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YAMAN TÖRÜNER (MİLLİYET NEWSPAPER, 24th March 2007) The Prime Minister was the guest of Marmara Group Foundation a couple of days ago. His speech took one hour, and then he answered the questions. Akkan Suver hosted around 120 distinguished guests and again he blaze a trail with this organization.

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TUFAN TÜRENÇ (HÜRRİYET NEWSPAPER, 29th November 2006) Cardinal Celata introduced Akkan Suver and his associates to the Pope. Akkan Suver said: "The Republic of Turkey and her nation awaits your honouring. Yet; as Turkey is a democratic state some groups may react your arrival" to the Pope. Then, Pope said; "I would like to learn something from you. What is the thing that Turkish people like in common?" to Mr. Suver. In reply, Akkan Suver stated without hesitation that: "You can visit the Tomb of Atatürk in Ankara. Turkish nation will be pleased to hear that". (I do not know whether this recommendation is effective or not; but Pope visited the Tomb of Atatürk.) At the end of the meeting, Pope send this meaningful message to Turkish Nation via Akkan Suver: "Please send my greetings to the Turkey of Atatürk". The visit of Pope to Tomb of Atatürk have watched by the millions from the world. Moreover, press from whole over the world will publish this visit for four days.

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GÜNERİ CİVAOĞLU (MİLLİYET NEWSPAPER, 27th September 2006) We are at the luncheon that is organized by Marmara Group Foundation for the honor of Ambassador of EU in Turkey, Kretschmer.

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RAHİM ER (TÜRKİYE NEWSPAPER, 20th March 2006) Marmara Group Foundation is an NGO which endeavors in order to promote the relations of Turkey with Turkic World.

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TUFAN TÜRENÇ (HÜRRİYET NEWSPAPER, 3rd September 2005) Denktaş officially hosted by the President of Azerbaijan, İlham Aliyev, at the family luncheon that is organized for the honor of Him. Rauf Denktaş became emotional because of exceptional interest and sympathy that is shown. Marmara Group Foundation participated to the last luncheon at Baku along with businessman, as well. It was a beautiful night. Famous Azerbaijani soprano Azerin performed for the honor of Denktaş.  Denktaş has been awarded several Medal of Honor. In his speech Denktaş emphasized that the necessity for acting in solidarity in order to overcome the obstacles.  Afterwards, Dr. Akkan Suver who is the President of Marmara Group Foundation has been called to make his speech. He made short; yet interesting speech. He stated: "When I have visited President Haydar Aliyev, may he rest in peace, he said 'We are one nation with two states'. I would like to add one more thing to this statement after on the occasion of your remarkable initiative: 'We became one nation with three states'. I would like to stress this again in the presence of His Excellency Rauf Denktaş". Denktaş excitedly and intimately hugged Akkan Suver after these words. When Suver came back to his table, his associates joked by saying: "You should obtain patent for these words". In reply, Suver said; "I can't help myself to obtain patent. This can be done only by our dear journalist friend, Turan Türenç". And I have promised him to write this matter.  Now I am keeping my word. "One nation with two states" motto belongs to Haydar Aliyev. However, "one nation with three states" belongs to the President of Marmara Group Foundation, Dr. Akkan Suver.

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SAMİ KOHEN (MİLLİYET NEWSPAPER, 6th July 2005) Speakers at 8th Eurasian Economic Summit propound that integration of Turkey with EU should be the base policy, "multilateral policies" should be preferred rather than "alternative policies" as well as the importance of Eurasia strategies of Turkey. Akkan Suver, the President of Marmara Group Foundation clearly stated; "Eurasia is not the alternative of EU", and added that the fulfillment of these two is solely beneficial for Turkey.

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MUSTAFA KARAALİOĞLU (YENİ ŞAFAK NEWSPAPER, Yeni Şafak Newspaper, 11th April 2014) It was very successful and productive meeting. I have seen several meeting in different places in Europe; however I have never seen one like Bruxelles meeting which attracts people that much. Personally, I congratulate Marmara Group Foundation and IRRI- KIIB Royal Institute. In my opinion, these meetings should assembled each capital of European States.

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SAMİ KOHEN (MİLLİYET NEWSPAPER, 10th April 2004) As Akkan Suver (the President of Marmara Group Foundation) states, the common destiny of humanity can be found at the; "roots of 21st century's civilizations which compound each other with their cultures". This destiny will be apparent like the fate of societies believe in God.

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YAVUZ DONAT (SABAH NEWSPAPER, 9th April 2004) It was a successful meeting that organized in right time and place. That is the only correct definition of yesterday's meeting in Bruxelles. The meeting was conducted by Marmara Group Foundation which is based in Istanbul.

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MUSTAFA KARAALİOĞLU (YENİ ŞAFAK NEWSPAPER, 9th April 2004) Marmara Group Foundation makes us to face the fact that the subject which is already left out by both EU and Turkey.

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TUFAN TÜRENÇ (HÜRRİYET NEWSPAPER, 5th October 2003) As long as the numbers of intelligent people like Akkan Suver, Turkey will break its shell.

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LEYLA TAVŞANOĞLU (CUMHURİYET NEWSPAPER, 12th August 2003) Müjgan Suver, the President of EU and Human Rights Platform of Marmara Group Foundation overcomes several obstacles in order to promote the recognition of Turkey in the international arena. It seems the numbers of people who endeavor for participatory, transparent democracy; civil society and citizens whom have broad perspective cannot be underestimated. These people are active both in international and national arena. They voluntarily work for NGOs and overcome aforementioned obstacles; and one of them is Müjgan Suver.

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SERPİL YILMAZ (MİLLİYET NEWSPAPER, 1st December 2002) Akkan Suver, The President of Marmara Group Foundation, was lively; he peculiarly visited the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belgium. The liveliness of Akkan Suver will continue: He will lobby for EU by participating the meeting of "the Presidents of Balkan States" along with Süleyman Demirel, the 9th President of the Republic of Turkey.

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YILMAZ YILDIZ (YENİ ŞAFAK NEWSPAPAER, 26th August 2002) Ideas that will shape the future; maybe the destiny of the geography which includes Turkey's will be produced at the Eurasian Economic Summit.

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AYTEN SERİN (HÜRRİYET NEWSPAPER, 9th October 2001) EU and Human Rights Platform of Marmara Group Foundation producing significant works concerning equality of opportunity for women.

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ESRA TOPTAŞ (MİLLİYET NEWSPAPER, 3rd October 2000) The President of Human Rights Platform of Marmara Group Foundation, Müjgan Suver, struggling for women in order to engage them to economic activity. Müjgan Suver organizing meetings to educate women who migrated from rural areas.

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ÜLKÜ ÖZEL AKAGÜNDÜZ (TODAY'S ZAMAN, 2nd October 2000) I should congratulate the President of Human Rights Platform of Marmara Group Foundation, Müjgan Suver, whom gathered senior women from Eurasia States and hosted them in our country. I believe that sort of meetings which strengthens the friendships should be supporter even they do not produce solutions in short-term.

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NAZİF OKUMUŞ (TERCÜMAN NEWSPAPER, 5th September 1989) Marmara Group Foundation gripping political parties and people who interested in politics day-by-day when local elections are approaching; in addition having center-right voters in its pocket in Istanbul.