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Consul General of Bangladesh to Istanbul, Mohammad Monirul Islam gave Iftar

Monday, May 20, 2019 - Read : 55

Consul General of Bangladesh to Istanbul Mohammad Monirul Islam gave the Iftar dinner in honor of Haque Md. Shahidul on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Conrad Hotel, Bosphorus Lounge. Before the iftar dinner, a presentation was held on Haque's Arakan Crisis in Bangladesh. For representing the Marmara Group Foundation, member of the Executive Council Att. Serhat Tabanca and Board of Trustees Member Mustafa Ergin attended to the iftar dinner that organized by Consul General of Bangladesh to Istanbul Mohammad Monirul Islam.

Galatasaray is the Champion

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - Read : 47

One week prior to the end of the Turkey Football League, Galatasaray Football Club has announced the title by beating Başakşehir Team 2-1. As the Marmara Group Foundation, we congratulate Galatasaray Football Club, the great community of Turkish sports. We offer our congratulations to the Galatasaray Family, who have worked in the championship from coach to footballers, from technical team to supporters.


Sunday, May 19, 2019 - Read : 164

May 19 is an important day for the Turkish Nation. The first step towards freedom and independence was taken that day. The Turkish War of Independence started with Mustafa Kemal Pasha's arrival to Samsun on 19 May 1919. Mustafa Kemal started a movement to save the entire country with his arrival to Samsun. Atatürk's journey to actualize national unity and solidarity has made the nation stronger. In this war, Atatürk fought by putting forth all his strength and the love of the nation. In one of his speeches, Atatürk said; “ I was born on 19 May”. The Great Leader's acceptance of May 19 as his birthday best describes the place and importance of 19 May in our history. The Turkish War of Independence began with the attack of countries such as England and France. The Republic was declared on 29 October 1923 after the war was completed with honor and success. Mustafa Kemal, made 19 May as Youth and Sports Day that made day of our liberation and light our freedom torch and he gifted to Turkish Nation, especially our youth.

Tanya Mihaylova was in Marmara Group Foundation

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - Read : 106

Tanya Mihaylova, director of the Diplomatic Institute of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria, visited the Marmara Group Foundation. During the visit, they exchanged views with Akkan Suver on the development of joint cooperation between Turkish and Bulgarian think tanks.

Latin Catholic Church Launches Iftar

Monday, May 13, 2019 - Read : 176

İstanbul Latin Catholic Church gave an Iftar dinner to mark Ramadan. At the iftar which Ambassador of Turkey to the Vatican Lütfullah Göktaş attended, Orthodox and Jewish Spiritualists were also present together with Monsignor Luis-Miguel Munoz Cardaba, First Undersecretary of Vatican Embassy. For Iftar which is opened with prayer of Sisli Mufti, former ambassador of Turkey to Vatican Prof. Dr. Kenan Gursoy and his wife, the president of the Marmara Group Foundation Dr. Akkan Suver and Secretary General Cafer Okray were among the participants.

European Union Leaders gathered in Romania

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - Read : 185

In Romania which is the European Union’s term presidency, under the high auspices of Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, the European Union Minister and officials came together in the Romanian city of Sibiu on the 9th of May European Union day. For the European Day meeting in the city of Sibiu, Romania which the leaders of European countries outside the UK gathered together including Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, Turkey Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Faruk Kaymakçı and Ambassador Fusun Aramaz with on behalf of civil society Dr. Akkan Suver has also joined. At the meeting which civic think-tanks of France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Britain, Lithuania, Poland, Holland, Ukraine attended, Dr. Akkan Suver president of the Marmara Group Foundation while making a speech at the session called; "Which and Whose Fundamental Values?", stressed the importance of statesmanship. Evaluating Turkey's European Union project as a union of peace and stability in his speech Dr. Akkan Suver told the invalidity of thinking the Balkans without Turkey. At the meeting held in Sibiu, European Union leaders expressed their belief in the idea of a single European from the West to the East. 30 years ago, millions of people struggled to be free, and leaders said the divisions would not benefit the European Union. To summarize; The leaders said that “ they will act in unity and solidarity. We will give importance to solidarity even in difficult times.”

Haydar Aliyev’s 96th Birthday was celebrated

Saturday, May 10, 2019 - Read : 152

Due to National Leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev's 96th Birthday, a ceremony was held in the Heydar Aliyev Monument in Istanbul Sarıyer by the Consul General of Azerbaijan in Istanbul, Mesim Hacıyev, flowers were put in ceremony. For the Birthday Ceremony which Azerbaijani citizens in Istanbul intensively participated in, With Sarıyer Mayor Şükrü Genç and PABSEC Secretary General Prof. Dr. Asaf Hajıyev, Vice President of Marmara Group Foundation Engin Köklüçınar, General Secretary Cafer Okray and Board Member M. Gökhan Havuzlu were present.

We celebrate 9 MAY EUROPE DAY

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - Read : 190

Today, the Marmara Group Foundation celebrated Europe Day at the Taksim Grand Hyatt Hotel. A panel on “How to Discuss the European Union At The Present Time,What To Do” was held at the meeting where representatives of public and non-governmental organizations, business people and academicians were among the participants. The meeting started with the welcoming speech of the Vice President of the Marmara Group Foundation Engin Köklüçınar and the opening speech of the President of the EU Platform Müjgan Suver, and continued with a panel discussion moderated by the Journalist Writer-Bahçeşehir University Faculty Member Nur Batur. In this panel titled “How to Discuss the European Union at The Present Time, What to Do”, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zeynep Alemdar, Member of the EU Department at Okan University, Can Baydarol, Member of the European Team, shared their views on the EU and answered the questions from the participants.

Dr. Akkan Suver visited Ambassador Songül Ozan

Monday, May 6, 2019 - Read : 141

Dr. Akkan Suver who were in Montenegro, to Turkey within the scope of study visits, also visited Songül Ozan the Ambassador of Turkey to Podgoritsa. Dr. Akkan Suver made a presentation to the Ambassador Songül Ozan about the works of the Marmara Group Foundation in 2020. Mümtaz Tahincioğlu and the Undersecretary Hakan Özdemir were also present at the meeting.

Third Honorary Consuls Conference held in Podgorica

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - Read : 128

Third Honorary Consuls Conference held in Podgorica. Honorary Consul General of Montenegro in Istanbul Dr. Akkan Suver also attended the meeting. During the meetings, Dr. Akkan Suver who met with Montenegrin Foreign Minister Srđan Darmanović, thanked Selim Lika for successfully bringing together the Honorary Consuls on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.