23rd EURASIA ECONOMY SUMMIT A Success Story of Nearly a Quarter Century 23rd Eurasian Economic Summit, attended by 45 countries, was successfully held via satellite 23rd Eurasian Economic Summit opened with the message of İlham Aliyev The 23rd Eurasia Economic Summit, which used Bakırköy Yunus Emre Cultural Center as a li...

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29.10.2020 - Read : 132

Atatürk's most creative work, the Republic of Turkey celebrates its 97th anniversary today. We as the Marmara Group Foundation commemorate Great Atatürk with a great deal of proud on this gorgeous day. Atatürk gave this Republic as a gift with his saying "One day, my mortal body will turn to dust but the Turkish Republic will stand forever.” We are grateful to the Great Atatürk. May he rest in peace?

Visit of Murod Saidzoda

19.10.2020 - Read : 50

Tajikistan's newly appointed Consul General to Istanbul, Murod Saidzoda, paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Akkan Suver. During the visit, views were exchanged on the occasion of the 24th Eurasian Economic Summit to be held next year and the 30th anniversary of Tajikistan's Independence, which will be celebrated next year.

23rd Eurasian Economic Summit opened with the message of Ilham Aliyev

7.10.2020 - Read : 551

23rd Eurasian Economic Summit which has been organizing for 22 years, started to work with the participation of 45 countries. The opening of the 23rd Eurasian Economic Summit, which was held on satellite this year due to the coronavirus epidemic, was opened by Marmara Group Foundation President Dr. Akkan Suver. In his speech that he brought Turkey's rights in the Mediterranean Sea on the agenda, Dr Akkan Suver stated that “Excluding Turkey from the Mediterranean is no different than excluding it from the West" Emphasizing the lawlessness of Armenia, Dr. Akkan Suver, stated that “Turkey supports Azerbaijan altogether”. Stating the world's need for globalization, Dr. Akkan Suver demonstrated the need for unity in combating the epidemic, so he said that they organized the 23rd Eurasian Economic Summit under the guidance of the Belt and Road Initiative, which is a peace and welfare project. Speaking after Dr. Akkan Suver's opening speech, Azerbaijani Energy Minister Perviz Şahbazov read Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's message to the Turkish nation through the 23rd Eurasian Economic Summit. Before noon, at the 23rd Eurasian Economic Summit, Avcılar Mayor Atty. Turan Hançerli, IHKIB Chairman Mustafa Gültepe, Turkey Exporters Assembly President Ismail Gülle, IRCICA Director General Prof. Dr. Halid Eren, TURKSOY Secretary General Prof. Dr. Asaf Hajıyev, OSCE President George Tsereteli and Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya also took the floor. On behalf of the guests, Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Marinko Cavara greeted the participants. The morning session ended with the Fashion Show prepared by İHKİB's designer Kadri Kılıç. The 23rd Eurasian Economic Summit, took place in a studio in Yunus Emre Cultural Center with a limited number of participants due to coronavirus. The Ambassador of Ghana to Ankara Salma Frances Mancell-Egala also participated to the Summit. In the afternoon, the Economy session, moderated by Prof. Dr. Ersin Kalaycıoğlu and Turan Sarıgülle, started to work with the speech of Helen Yang, as a Guest Speaker, General Manager of SİNOVAC BIOTECH, who works on coronavirus vaccine. During the economic session, the Chairman of the Mongolian Parliament, Zandanshatar Gombajav, the Former Chancellor of Austria, Dr. Erhard Busek, Deputy of Albania Senida Mesi, Deputy of Belgium Emir Kır, Secretary General of the Vienna Economic Forum Dr. Elena Kirtcheva, Prince of Romania Prince Radu, Vice President of Foreign Affairs of China Ou Boqian, Former Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Djoomart Otorbaev, Former Prime Minister of Romania Petre Roman, Senator of Romania Ionut Vulpescu, BSEC Deputy Secretary General Ambassador Ebru Barutçu Gökdenizler, Montenegro former Deputy Prime Minister Vujica Lazovic, Uzbekistan President Eldar Tulyakov, President of MEPEI Flavius Caba-Maria, former Prime Minister of Gagauzia Dimitri Crotior and Dr. Changning Chen from Sichuan University of China took the floor. Yavuz Selim Kıran, Deputy Foreign Minister, who couldn’t attend at the morning session due to his agenda in the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Later, Turkish Airlines promotional film was watched. This promotional film was followed by the movie promoting SOCAR. In the afternoon, at the 3rd seesion, the topic of energy was brought to the agenda. This seesion was held under the moderation of Cafer Ocray and Sezgin Bilgiç. In this seesion, Deputy Minister of Energy of Azerbaijan Elnur Soltanov, Deputy Minister of Energy of Turkmenistan Rovshen Nuryagdyyev, President of London Energy Club Mehmet Öğütçü, Deputy of South Africa Zolani Mkiva, SOCAR CEO Advisor Murat Lecompte, Bulgarian Energy Law Attorney Vladimir Penkov, Director of European Institute for Eurasian Dialogue (EIEAD) Leonardo Manzari, Black Sea House President Dorin Popescu, Director of Slovenian Life Learning Academia Marjetka Kastner, China Peace and Disarmament Association General Secretary An Yue Jun, former Minister of State of Kosovo Mahir Yağcılar and British MP Alderman Emma Edhem took the floor. The 23 rd Eurasian Economic Summit will continue tomorrow.

We lost Jak Kamhi

7.10.2020 - Read : 260

We lost Jak Kamhi, one of the veterans of the Turkish Industrial World. Jak Kamhi, one of the Founders and Members of the Board of Trustees of the Marmara Group Foundation, received the Marmara Group Foundation Honor Medal in 2007. We bow respectfully in front of the cherished memory of Jak Kamhi, who made a great contribution to the work of our foundation.

Dr. Akkan Suver Gave an Interview to Xinhuanet News Agency

4.10.2020 - Read : 280

Dr. Akkan Suver stated that: “China enhances living standards of nations along Maritime Silk Road” You can find the entire interview below. ISTANBUL, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- China has significantly enhanced the living standards of nations along the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, Akkan Suver, head of the Istanbul-based Marmara Group Strategic and Social Research Foundation, has told Xinhua. "By creating the Maritime Silk Road with great sacrifices, and developing a comprehensive roadmap, China has invested in the infrastructure of these countries and contributed to their economic growth," Suver said on Monday. "I have witnessed many behaviors, the natural outcome of such growth and qualified living standards, in many countries in Asia and Africa," he pointed out, adding he is "still continuing to observe related positive changes." Suver also believes that Turkey, with its extensive ports well-equipped with advanced technology, which are backed by a network of high-quality highways, could be considered an essential part of the Maritime Silk Road. China launched the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road in 2013 as part of the Belt and Road Initiative to promote maritime cooperation, regional inter-connectivity and economic integration, connecting Asia with Europe and Africa. "China has been rebuilding services and infrastructures like a network of mechanisms," Suver said. "Most importantly, China has been fundamentally contributing to the world's peace, prosperity and stability," he noted. In his view, the multinational feature of the initiative, allowing countries to live and thrive together, has been creating an environment of peace where nations meet nations and cultures touch cultures. "Through the multinational, multicultural, and multi-regional dimension of the Belt and Road, countries will be able to absorb coexistence, and they will draw a better future for the next generations," he said. Suver added that the current world situation has revealed how China's commitment to fostering a community with a shared future for mankind is accurate. "The days we are living in have told us that no state can live alone," he noted, taking the COVID-19 pandemic as an example. Even the most developed countries could not fight this virus alone, and need to work with others to conduct a comprehensive anti-epidemic battle, he said. For Suver, countries worldwide have been sharing a common destiny, and no matter how prosperous they are, none are in a position to draw a roadmap on their own. "The essential point for our future is to draw a roadmap collectively for living together. Let's know the value of this initiative, including the land and sea parts. Let's support it and keep it alive," he added. Enditem

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