EXECUTIVE BOARD - 2018-2019

(The biography of our President, Dr. Akkan Suver, is available under the page)



Dr. Akkan Suver-President 


Dr. Fatih Saraçoğlu-Secretary General


Engin Köklüçınar-Vice President


Şamil Ayrım -Vice President


Ali Rıza Arslan -Vice President


Cafer Okray -Board Member


Yüksel Çengel-Board Member


Lale Aytanç Nalbant-Board Member


Nuri Artok-Board Member





Dr. Akkan Suver

Dr. Akkan Suver, who was appointed to the Honorary Consul General of Montenegro on May 26, 2008, is the President of Marmara Group Foundation, which is the most prestigious NGO of Turkey.

Dr. Akkan Suver is the founder of Eurasian Economic Summit, which has been continuously organized since 1998. Dr. Suver received Honorary Causa Doctorate from Azerbaijan Tefekkür University (2001) and Honorary Causa Professorship from Kyrgyzstan Bishkek University (2010), Honorary Doctorate from Romania Constanza Maritime University (2013).

Dr. Suver; who received Pontificate Medal from Pope Benedict XVI due to his works on intercultural dialogue first in Turkey and then in international area, also Dostlug Orden and Terraki Medal from Azerbaijan, Genghis Khan Medal, Silver Star Medal and Polar Star Medal from Mongolia and 15th Year Medal, 20th Year Medal and Independence Medal from Moldova - Gagauzia.

Dr. Akkan Suver, recognized by his endeavours in the area of Intercultural Dialogue, received Balkan Charter of Peace from Balkan Club of Peace on February 14, 2013.

Dr. Akkan Suver was awarded with Jubile Medal by the organization of BSCSIF on 9th March 2014 in Bucharest.

The most prestigious award “The Certificate for Decoration of Land of Gagauzia” presented to Dr. Akkan Suver in Moldova Gagauzia on 14th of October, 2014.

Dr. Akkan Suver was given Romanian State Special Medal regarding the 25th Anniversary of fall of Communism, in Bucharest by the Prime Minister H.E. Victor Pota on November 20, 2014.

Dr. Akkan Suver was rewarded by former Chancellor H.E. Dr. Erhard Busek ‘’ Strategic Partner Award’ at Vienna Economic Forum on November 23, 2014.

Dr. Akkan Suver was presented the ‘Turkish – Romanian Relations Award’ by the Romanian Ambassador to Ankara H.E. Radu Onofrei, on December 17, 2014.

By the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Dr. Suver hold in high honor with the "Honorary Worker of Energy" Decoration. Also, Dr.Suver was granted a Diploma of "Ambassador of Knowledge" by a Ljubljana based organization, the Life Learning Academy in 2016.

In the year 2017, he has been received to the Academic Committee of Istinye University in Istanbul.

At the various platforms taking place in the same year, Dr. Suver conveyed the views of the Turkish Civil Society during his participation at the various international meetings in Azerbaijan, the Peoples Republic of China, Romania, Austria, Moldova, Gagauzia, Uzbekistan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Bulgaria and Albania.

On June 9, 2017, the State of Albania awarded Dr. Akkan Suver with the "Medal for Special Civil Merit" through President Bujar Nishani.

In November 2017, Dr. Suver was presented with the "Strategic Partner of the Year 2017" award by Vienna Economic Forum in Austria for his great contribution to the regional common understanding, his works in the intercultural dialogue area and cooperation through long years.

Dr. Akkan Suver, deemed worthy for the titles like journalist of the year, civil society leader of the years from many national and international institutions.

Dr. Akkan Suver, for the sake of Civil Society, again took part in the Elections happened in Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan and Georgia, as an Observer Statute’.

He was awarded the rank of the Officer of the Order of the Crown of Romania, by Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Crown of Romania, in March 2018.

On 11-12 April 2018, Dr. Suver organized and lead the 21st Eurasian Economic Summit.

On November 12, 2018, he was honoured by President of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen with the "Decoration of Honour in Gold".

He launched the Vienna Economic Forum 15th Jubilee as the Guest of Honour on November 18, 2018.

Dr. Akkan Suver, who is a member of the Academic Committee of Istinye University, is a well-known journalist and writer in Turkey. His books have been published in Turkish as well as in English, Montenegrin and Azerbaijani. He is currently writing for the Gözlem Newspaper in Izmir.


                                                                                                    FORMER PRESIDENTS
                                                           1SH PRESIDENT                          HALİL ŞIVGIN                          (1985-1987)
                                                           2ND PRESIDENT                          MUSTAFA ÖNCEL                   (1988-1991)
                                                           3TH PRESIDENT                          ÜLKÜ SÖYLEMEZOĞLU          (1992-1993)
                                                          4TH PRESIDENT                           OSMAN ÖZBEK                       (1994-1998)