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Thursday, October 29, 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

Monday, October 19, 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.

We lost Jak Kamhi

Wednesday, October 7, 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.

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

Wednesday, October 7, 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.

Dr. Akkan Suver Gave an Interview to Xinhuanet News Agency

Sunday, October 4, 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

Marmara Group Foundation Executive Council condemns Armenia with a unanimous decision

Monday, September 28, 2020 - Read : 354

The Executive Council of the Marmara Group Foundation unanimously condemned the treacherous attack against Azerbaijan by Armenia, which continues its occupation in Karabakh territory. "We strongly condemn the treacherous attempts of the State of Armenia, which added a new one to its actions that do not recognize the law and disrespect human rights and target innocent people. As Marmara Group Foundation; with our civil society identity, we are with our Azerbaijani brothers and sisters today and tomorrow as it was yesterday. We believe that the population of Azerbaijan is 93 million. We greet the heroic sons of the Azerbaijan Armed Forces. And we want Turkey to be known to support Azerbaijan altogether. "

Dr. Akkan Suver received the Social Life Outstanding Service Award

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - Read : 416

Dr. Akkan Suver received the Social Life Outstanding Service Award from Trakya Group Businessmen and Self Employers Association. Dr. Akkan Suver was awarded the Best Author Outstanding Service Award of 2020 by the Executive Boards of the Trakya Group for his work as a columnist for Gözlem Newspaper and the book of “Years with Süleyman Demirel”. Dr. Akkan Suver accepted the award with the signature of the Businessman Certified Civil Engineer Faruk Korça, Prof. Dr. Sıdıka Semahat Demir, and Prof. Dr. Gündü Özışık without a ceremony within the scope of coronavirus measures. It has also been reported that an Award Presentation Ceremony will be held by Trakya Group for Akkan Suver in the upcoming days.

Business Lunch with Sabina Klimek

Monday, September 21, 2020 - Read : 473

Istanbul Consul of Poland Sabina Klimek and Marmara Group Foundation came together at a business lunch. From the Marmara Group Foundation: Dr. Akkan Suver, İstanbul MP Şamil Ayrım, Cafer Okray, Ahmet Polat, Cemil Ökten, Elif Ok, Erol Kiraz, Jale Tunçel, Mahmut Saklı, Murat Yıldıran, Sezgin Bilgiç attended. Sabina Klimek, Consul of Poland, expressed that they would like to expand the economic cooperation existing between Turkey and Poland, and told opportunities that are offered to Turkish investors.

TBMM Webinar Held on Zoom

Saturday, September 18, 2020 - Read : 450

Within the scope of the EU Project we are conducting, fourth of the webinar series was held with the participation of Gülay Yedekci, Deputy of CHP 25.-26 and AK Party 27th Term Deputy Şamil Ayrım. Yedekci, for the processes of youth participation in politics; She pointed out that an apolitical generation is growing up, therefore the number of young members of the parties is low. She stated that the policies of the parties should be developed in the participation of women and young perople in politics. Yedekci also mentioned the necessity of providing positive discrimination to women and therefore the quota limit is necessary. Şamil Ayrım, on the other hand, gave information about the working methods of political parties and advised young people to become members of the parties they found close to their views. Ayrım said that if the young people express their criticism with their solution suggestions, more beneficial processes will be followed, and that the future can be built much better in this way. Ayrım, pandemic period taken as an example, he said that Turkey's successful fight and He ended his speech by reminding the participants about the mask, distance and hygiene rules.

Our Third Webinar Held on Zoom

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - Read : 412

Within the scope of the EU Project we are conducting, the third of the webinar series was held with the participation of Mustafa Pacal, the Union Ezpert. Students participated in the webinar, where information was given about the activities of the confederation as part of the webinar. Speaking about how young people and women participate in unions, how they can participate and what opportunities are offered to those who participate, Paçal said that there are no women representatives in unions. Paçal emphasized that no rights will be presented and that individuals should always take that right themselves.