Latest News From Marmara Foundation

We have lost Selahattin Çetiner

Sunday, June 4, 2023 - Read : 15

We have lost Selahattin Çetiner, a retired Lieutenant General and former Minister of Interior, as well as a volunteer for the Marmara Group Foundation. Selahattin Çetiner participated in workshops and events organized in the 2000s. We extend our condolences to Selahattin Çetiner, who was also a regular participant in the Marmara Group Foundation's Interfaith Dialogue meetings. May his soul rest in peace.

The General Assembly of the Marmara Group Foundation took place

Thursday, Jun 1, 2023 - Read : 147

Dr. Akkan Suver re-elected as the chairman. The ordinary general assembly of the Marmara Group Foundation was held at the Pink Greenhouse located in Yıldız Park, Istanbul. The General Assembly, which had a wide participation, was chaired by the Presidency Council consisting of Prof. Dr. Uğur Özgöker, Ahmet Doğan Arıkan, Yalçın Sönmez, Dr. Hüseyin Avcı and Prof. Dr. Sedefhan Oğuz. After Dr. Akkan Suver read the activity report, Köksal Bilgiç presented the audit report. Later, Bülent Soylan and Muhammed Akyol presented the budget and balance sheet. Subsequently, the elections were held. After the elections, Dr. Akkan Suver formed the Executive Council, consisting of Cafer Okray, Sezgin Bilgiç, Lale Aytanç Nalbant, Serhat Tabanca, Ümran Köksüz, Mustafa Ergin, and Mahmut Saklı. The reserve members of the Executive Council were Rahmi Dilek, Belgin Tanrıverdi, Nimet Ulubay, Av. Murat Keçeciler, Prof. Dr. Özgür Çengel, Prof. Dr. Figen Yıldırım, Ferit Sağ, Hasan Yediyıldız, and Erol Altaş. The primary members of the audit committee were Gökhan Humbaracı, Alaaddin Koçak, and Göksel Bilgiç. The reserve members of the audit committee were Aysel Yürür, Mustafa Pakoğlu, and Gülçin Güngören. After the General Assembly, Dr. Akkan Suver expressed his gratitude for the trust shown.

Galatasaray became the champion

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - Read : 71

Galatasaray became the champion of the Turkish Football League. Dr. Akkan Suver, the President of the Marmara Group Foundation, congratulated the Galatasaray community on their championship. Dr. Akkan Suver's statement is as follows: "In the 100th year of the Republic of Turkey, Galatasaray has made history by becoming the champion. I am proud to share this great honor and success with our nation. Congratulations, Galatasaray."

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Re-elected as President

Sunday, May 28, 2023 - Read : 133

On May 28th, Recep Tayyip Erdogan won the Presidential election, becoming the 13th President of Turkey. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan took office by swearing an oath in the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TBMM) on June 3rd at 15:00. Prior to the swearing-in ceremony, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was presented with the Presidential Mandate. As the Marmara Group Foundation, we congratulate our President with our civil society identity and extend our best wishes for success, hoping that the Presidential elections will bring prosperity to our nation.

3 Members of Marmara Group Elected to the Turkish Grand National Assembly TBMM

Saturday, May 27, 2023 - Read : 126

In the elections held on May 14, 2023, three members of the Marmara Group Foundation were elected to the Turkish Grand National Assembly. Şamil Ayrım from the AK Party in Istanbul, Yıldırım Tuğrul Türkeş from the AK Party in Ankara, and Bilal Bilici from the Good Party in Adana were elected as Members of Parliament. We congratulate our three friends and extend our best wishes for success, with the belief that they will serve our nation well.

Belt and Road Workshop

Saturday, May 26, 2023 - Read : 171

The "Belt and Road 10th Anniversary" workshop, organized by the CMG Asian & African Languages Programming Center, took place at Taxim Hill Hotel in Istanbul. Dr. Akkan Suver was among the speakers at the workshop, which was attended by Chinese Ambassador to Ankara Liu Shaobin, Director General of CMG Asian & African Languages Programming Center An Xiaoyu, NTV Director General Cengizhan Kocahan, and President of the Economy Journalists Association Recep Erçin. The workshop concluded with an evaluation speech by Assoc. Prof. Pelin Sönmez, and Ambassador Ayşe Sözen Usluer, the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey in Istanbul, also participated in the event.

Day of Independence, May 19

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - Read : 240

We celebrate 19 May, the date when Turkish Republic’s independence struggle started, with great enthusiasm and commemorate our great leader, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk with gratitude. We endeavor hard with our young generations to eternally protect our country’s independence.

İlber Ortaylı was at the Marmara Group Foundation

Saturday, May 12, 2023 - Read : 332

Famous history professor Ilber Ortayli held a dinner conversation at the Marmara Group Foundation. During the meal, which took place in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Republic's establishment, Prof. Dr. İlber Ortaylı provided an assessment of our Republic from its inception to the present day.

Belarusian State Television Interviewed with Dr. Akkan Suver

Saturday, May 12, 2023 - Read : 360

Before the May 14 elections to be held on Belarusian State Television, President of the Marmara Group Foundation made an interview with Dr. Akkan Suver. Aleksei Shved, Consul General of Belarus in Istanbul, was also present at the interview.

EU and Development Agencies Project Preparation Training Meeting was held

Thursday, May 11, 2023 - Read : 344

Within the framework of Project Preparation Training for European Union and Development Agencies Grant Programs An introductory meeting was held in Istanbul. At the introductory meeting attended by Müjgan Suver and Lale Aytanç Nalbant on behalf of the Marmara Group Foundation, information was given about the Black Sea Region Cooperation programs.