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Dr. Akkan Suver dedicated his Royal Medal to the Martyrs of Afrin

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Read: 477
Dr. Akkan Suver dedicated his Royal Medal to the Martyr

Due to his works in terms of peace and dialogue in the Balkans, Marmara Group Foundation President Dr. Akkan Suver 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. The investiture ceremony took place at the Royal Palatul Elisabeta on March 26th, 2018 in Bucharest.

Dr. Akkan Suver, who is not only a leader of civil society, but is also the only Honorary Consul with a press card in Turkey, made the following statement after the investiture ceremony: " Within the pride of receiving this medal in the name of Turkish civil society, I want to dedicate it to our heroic soldiers martyred in Afrin."

Together with Turkish Ambassador Koray Ertaş, renowned academicians as well as Members of the Romanian Parliament were present at the investiture ceremony, which was given to a Turk for the first time in the history of the Romanian Royal Family. On behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation, Şamil Ayrım and his spouse Gülhan Ayrım attended the investiture ceremony.

Dr. Suver made the following statement regarding the investiture ceremony: "I am grateful to the Romanian nation and the Royal Family. The Romanian nation generously gave me various rewards over the years. The Constanta State Maritime University awarded me a Doctor Honoris Causa, the International Black Sea Caspian Sea Foundation honored me with a presidency, the Romanian Embassy to Ankara gave me a Honorary Award and Prime Minister Victor Ponta presented me a Peace Award. I thank the Romanian nation for this medal in the name of Turkish civil society and dedicate it to our heroic soldiers martyred in Afrin."

Turkish Ambassador Koray Ertaş, HRH Prince Radu of Romania, Her Majesty Margareta, Gülhan & Şamil Ayrım together at the reception